Shared Care Agreements

A shared care agreement (SCA) outlines suggested ways in which the responsibilities for managing the prescribing of a drug can be shared between the specialist and general practitioner.

Sharing of care assumes communication between the specialist, GP and patient (and/or carer). The intention to share care should be explained to the patient by the doctor initiating treatment. It is important that patients are consulted about treatment and are in agreement with it. Patients receiving the given drug must be under regular follow-up, which provides opportunities to discuss drug therapy.

Click on your area below to continue. Drugs are listed as per the categories in the BNF. If the drug you are looking for is not listed then there is currently no shared care available.

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