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June 2024 updates to the website

The website has now been updated following June's LSCMMG

The following guidelines have been added/updated:

Somatropin prescriber information leaflet - update to follow pending LMC

Testosterone for post-menopausal women shared care guideline - update to follow pending amendments

The following medicines have been added/updated following the latest Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) / Commissioning Resource Group (CRG) meeting:

Etrasimod - Treating moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis in people aged 16 and over (NICE TA956)

Dupilumab - Treating moderate to severe prurigo nodularis (NICE TA955)

Nirmatrelvir plus ritonavir, sotrovimab and tocilizumab - Treating COVID-19 (NICE TA878)

Spironolactone - Idiopathic hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary syndrome

Quinagolide - Hyperprolactinaemia

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant - Treating chronic diabetic macular oedema (NICE TA953) this replaces entries TA613 and TA271

Melatonin - Primary insomnia in those over 55, Sleep problems in patients with dementia associated with Alzheimer’s, Colonis liquid 1mg/ml and 3mg tablets for all indications, including insomnia and jet lag - this replaces entry 'Insomnia in those over 55 (short term use only)

Melatonin - For the Treatment of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) in Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia, Adults with learning disabilities, Sleep disturbance in adults with ADHD, Sleep disorders in the blind, Adults with complex neurodevelopmental disorders that the specialist considers eligible - this replaces entry 'For the Treatment of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) in Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia'

The following Items will be updated and added to the website following the next Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) / Commissioning Resource Group (CRG) Meeting:

Qutenza (capsaicin) 179mg cutaneous patch - Treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain

Amielle Comfort vaginal dilators

Additional updates

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Netformulary is now live, please visit to find out more.