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MK Prescribing News

August 2020

CCG Prescribing Group
1st July 2020
  • A virtual meeting was held to discuss several topics:
    • Prescribing Incentive Schemes for 2019-20 and 2020-21. More information has been circulated to practices. The 2019-20 deadline for submission of reports has been extended to the end of September 2020.
    • Support for care homes (see below for more details)
    • Formulary applications (see MKPAG update)
    • Noted that the new formulary website has gone live. Please do take a look if you haven’t already done so. We welcome feedback. The web address is
Milton Keynes Prescribing Advisory Group (MKPAG)
22nd July 2020
  • A virtual meeting was held, and the following decisions were made:
    • Paediatric nutrition guidance was approved and will be circulated to practices
    • Agreement was reached on the prescribing of lidocaine patches by the pain clinic – further information will be sent out shortly about use and monitoring
    • Midodrine was added to the formulary as Amber 2. An algorithm will be added to the formulary website.
    • An additional glucose / ketone meter approved – Sure4 Smart Duo
    • Recent national reports on sodium valproate were briefly discussed and it was agreed to take a town wide approach to implementing safety measures.

Minutes of MKPAG and CCG Prescribing Group meetings can be found on the formulary website:

The Pharmaceutical Advisers can be contacted on 01908 278 744 or 01908 278 713 or speak to your neighbourhood pharmacist.

Disclaimer: Information in this newsletter is believed to be accurate and true. NHS Milton Keynes CCG and its employees accept no liability for loss of any nature, to person, organisations or institutions that may arise as a result of any errors or omissions.

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