MP9 Policy for the initiation and maintenance of prescribing medicines for “off-label” indications (licensed medicines for unlicensed indications)


Category
Medicine management
Code
MP9
Issue No
3

Target Audience

All clinical staff

Purpose

Defines off-label medicines. Outlines the responsibilities of the prescriber initiating treatment and for continued treatment in primary care. Includes signposting to leaflets for patients and carers.

Origin

Lead executive
Medical Director

Author and contact number
Chief Pharmacist
01244 397 379


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

30 June 2011

Review Date

30 June 2016

Approval Meeting

Medicines Management Group (MMG)

Ratification

Document Quality Group (DQG)

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