Shared Care Guidelines/Information Sheets

See below for AMBER shared care guidelines and BLUE information sheets listed by speciality.

Please contact Jemma Hives (jemma.hives@nhs.net) for information or amendments.

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Cardiology

Amiodarone AMBER shared care: March 2020 – Cardiac rhythm disorders

Eplerenone BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star): February 2012 – Heart Failure

Flecainide Acetate BLUE information sheet (previously know as Amber star): July 2015 – Arrhythmias

Ivabradine BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star): April 2013 – Heart Failure

Ivabradine BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star: September 2014 – Stable Angina

Propafenone Hydrochloride BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star): July 2015 – Arrhythmias

Sacubitril valsartan AMBER shared care: April 2016 – Heart Failure

Ranolazine AMBER shared care: February 2017 – Stable Angina

Prasugrel BLUE Information Sheet: February 2017 – Secondary prevention for patients with ACS undergoing PCI

Ticagrelor BLUE Information Sheet: February 2017 – Secondary prevention for patients with ACS

 

Dermatology

Ciclosporin AMBER shared care: Aug 2013 – Psoriasis, Atopic dermatitis

Leflunomide AMBER shared care: Apr 2020 – Psoriatic arthritis

Methotrexate AMBER shared care: Apr 2020 – Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Mycophenylate AMBER shared care: Aug 2013 – Psoriasis

Sulfasalazine AMBER shared care: Apr 2020 – Psoriatic Arthritis

 

Endocrinology

Growth Hormone (Somatropin) AMBER shared care: Jul 2013 – Adult growth hormone deficiency

Needle free insulin devices BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star): Feb 2015 – diabetes with needle phobia

Plenadren (Hydrocortisone MR) BLUE information sheet (previously known as Amber star): May 2013 – Addison’s disease

Dapagliflozin AMBER shared care: Sep 2019 – Type 1 diabetes

Tostran (Testosterone gel) BLUE information sheet: May 2017 – women with low libido

 

Gastroenterology

Azathioprine & 6MP AMBER shared care Apr 20 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Methotrexate AMBER shared care: Apr 20 – Crohn’s disease

Rifaximin AMBER shared care: May 2016 – Hepatic encephalopathy

Sulfasalazine AMBER shared care: Apr 2020 – IBD

 

 

Neurology

Apomorphine AMBER Shared Care – Parkinson’s disease

Eslicarbazepine AMBER shared care: Dec 2014 – Partial onset (focal) seizures

Brivaracetam BLUE information sheet: Mar 2017 – Partial onset seizures

Modafinil AMBER shared care: Nov 2014 – Narcolepsy

Perampanel AMBER shared care: Apr 2015 – Partial onset seizures

Riluzole AMBER shared care: Sep 2018 – ALS motor neurone disease

Tolcapone AMBER shared care: Sep 2014 – Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease

Valproate AMBER shared care: Dec 2018 – Epilepsy in females of childbearing potential

Valproate BLUE information sheet: Dec 2018 – Epilepsy in men and in women who are not of childbearing potential

 

Ophthalmology

Ciclosporin (Ikervis) Eye Drops BLUE Information Sheet: Jul 2016 – Dry eye disease

 

Paediatrics

Triptorelin AMBER shared care: Feb 2013 – precocious puberty

 

Respiratory

Roflumilast BLUE information sheet: Feb 2018 – COPD

 

Rheumatology 

Azathioprine AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE & Other connective tissue disease

Ciclosporin AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis & Other Connective Tissue Diseases

Leflunomide AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis

Methotrexate AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Psoriatic Arthritis, Other Connective Tissue Diseases

Mycophenolate AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Systemic Vasculitis, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Sulfasalazine AMBER shared care: April 2020 – Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis

Sildenafil BLUE information sheet: April 2021 – Raynauds Phenomenon secondary to systemic sclerosis