Hospital specialist initiation only for long term severe and disabling depressive illness, after trial of standard antidepressant treatment and as an adjunct to other antidepressant medication
LSCMMG is adopting the local decision made prior to April 2013.
The colour classification was determined as part of the collaborative work between LCFT and medicines Management leads. Local pathways and patient safety were taken into consideration.
Amber level 1
Reason for decision:
Shared care required