We've grouped our policies and guidance under the following headings:

  • Shared care and transfer of prescribing
  • Clinical medication guidelines 
  • GP leaflets
  • Operational medicines policies and guidelines
  • Patient group directions (PGDs)
  • Equality impact assessments

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Shared care and transfer of prescribing

Aripiprazole LAI – shared care guidelines


Formulary and prescribing transfer - a quick reference guide County Durham & Darlington, Tees, and Hambleton & Richmondshire

Formulary and prescribing transfer - a quick reference guide York, Scarborough and Harrogate

Lisdexamfetamine - shared care guidelines


Melatonin in children and adults

Methadone inpatient prescribing guidelines


Paliperidone LAI – shared care guidelines

Psychotropic medication monitoring guide

Safe Transfer of Prescribing Guidance

Clinical medication guidelines 

ADHD Prescribing Guidelines Adults

ADHD Prescribing Guidelines Children and Young People

Administration of Oxygen in Emergency Situation for Adults and Children Protocol

Antibiotic Prescribing Procedure

Anxiety Medication Pathway Adults

Atypical antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa

BPSD - Summary of pharmacological treatment options for Behavioural Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Clozapine and the role of therapeutic drug monitoring

Clozapine intramuscular injection guidelines

Dementia Care Pathway AChEI Decision Aid

Depression pathway - handy hints when prescribing antidepressants

Depression Medication Pathway for Adults

Depression Pathway CYP - guidance on pharmacological management

Dosulepin Guidance

HDAT - High Dose Antipsychotic Treatment

Hyperprolactinaemia Management in Patients Receiving Antipsychotics


Naloxone hydrochloride inpatient guidance 

North of England guidance on the use of long-acting antipsychotic injections

Olanzapine Depot Prescribing and Administration Guidelines

Promazine deprescribing guidance

Stop smoking products guidance

Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme - MSS13

GP leaflets

Citalopram and Escitalopram Maximum Dose Reductions

Clozapine - aide memoire for GPs

Clozapine - important information about potentially fatal side effects

Operational medicines policies and guidelines

Controlled Drugs Standard Operating Procedures

MAR Chart Procedure

Medicines Overarching Framework

Medicines reconciliation on admission of adults to hospital

NMPS: Procedure to access training

NMPSs: Procedure to practice

Non Medical Prescribing Policy

Oxygen and other medical gases - administration, prescribing, storage and safety

Patient's Own Drugs Procedure

Self-administration guidance for crisis and recovery house staff

Self-Medication by Patients Guidance

Standards for Rewriting Prescription Charts

Standards for As-Required Medication

Unlicensed and Off Label Use of Medicines

Patient group directions (PGDs)

PGD 10 Zopiclone tablets to Adult patients referred to the Crisis Resolution Team

PGD 31 Diazepam 2mg and 5mg

PGD 16 Influenza Vaccine to Staff by Designated Nurses

Equality statement

Equality and diversity statement for pharmacy policies, procedures and guidelines

Pharmacy patient and carer information leaflets

L916 V2 Olanzapine

L917 V2 Quetiapine


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