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COVID-19 Information

The information on this page was produced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The documents remain as an information resource which will be periodically updated in response to any further published national guidance.

For further information on the documents, please contact the relevant BLMK CCG Medicines Optimisation Team. For any patient specific queries, please contact the relevant Specialist Team. (Contact details for the Medicine Optimisation Teams/Specialist Teams are included within the bulletins)

Bedford and Central Bedfordshire – BLMKCCG.Bedsmeds@nhs.net
Luton – lutonccg.prescribing@nhs.net
Milton Keynes – mkccgpharmacy@nhs.net


Covid Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU) *NEW*

Neutralising monoclonal antibodies (nMABs) are a new type of COVID-19 treatment which are usually administered intravenously.

From 16th December 2021, access to monoclonal antibodies as a treatment for COVID-19 has been available via the CMDU to non-hospitalised patients who are PCR positive, and aged 12 and above, who are considered at highest risk of progression to severe disease, hospital admission or death. Eligible patients may receive antiviral therapy if an nMAB is contraindicated or not feasible.  Further information and guidance for referral of patients into the CMDU is available below.

 

COVID-19 Medicines Optimisation Advice Bulletins

The medicines optimisation commissioning teams across BLMK ICS have consulted with the local Trusts to produce the bulletins listed below. The advice is based on the national guidance available at the time of publication. The bulletins will be regularly reviewed and updated, subject to national and local guidance updates on COVID-19.


BLMK CCG Commissioning Guideline

BLMKCCG Clinical Guidance

Please note NICE have issued a change of antibiotic treatment for Suspected / Confirmd pneumonia during COVID-19 pandemic - click here

BLMKCCG Shared Care Guidelines (with COVID-19 updated sections)

The Rheumatology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease shared care guidelines have been modified to reflect a change in blood test monitoring frequency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for resources.


National COVID-19 Guidance

End of Life Care

The list has been updated
East of England EOL stockist website click link below. Enter your postcode to get a map of the stockist pharmacies that are currently open near you (highlighted by green flag)
https://pcm.prescqipp.info
End of Life Care Medicines Services information for BLMKCCG is here.


Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)

If you have any other queries releating to NHS Bedfordshire, or
require any further information about BLMKCCG, please visit their website:
https://blmkccg.nhs.uk

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