Mid Essex prescribing guidelines

Mid Essex Prescribing Guidelines


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Mid Essex prescribing guidelines

The Guidance documents in this section have been approved by the Mid Essex Area Prescribing Committee. They offer guidance on a number of general prescribing issues. Many have been developed from National Guidelines with local input where appropriate.

All medicine management guidance in Mid Essex can be found here:

Popular guidelines

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Prescribing policy:
 Prescribing of low-dose codeine with paracetamol combined is not routinely supported

Prescribing policy:
Policy on Prescribing of Medicines that are Available for Purchase (Self-Care)

Policy Statement:
Prescribing of vitamins and minerals is not supported unless
for actual vitamin/mineral deficiency

Prescribing guidelines


Goal 6

Supporting patients to obtain maximum benefit from their medicines

Goal 5

Deduce the risk of dependence or misuse of prescribed medicines

Goal 4

Improve the quality of prescribing interventions in long term conditions

Goal 3

Ensure medicines that may no longer be of benefit or causing harm are reduced or stopped

Goal 2

Ensure appropriate antimicrobial prescribing


Goal 1

Ensure medicines used are of high clinical value



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