Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.


Indication: Subacute bacterial peritonitis prophylaxis
Disease category: Infections
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No


The LMMG have recommended that this treatment is suitable for shared care arrangements i.e Amber 2. However, in the absence of a locally agreed shared care guideline, prescribing for all new patients should remain within secondary care. Patients who are already established on treatment, should be able to continue to receive co-trimoxazole under existing arrangements. The LMMG will review this colour classification, should suitable Shared Care arrangements be proposed by secondary care.


LMMG recommendation: Red (for new patients)
Click here to find the definitions for the colour classifications

Reason for decision:  Specialist medicine

Supporting documents:

Co-trimoxazole for Prophylaxis of SBP

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG


Amber (Red for new patients until SCG available)

Red (for new patients)

Red (for new patients)


Red (for new patients)