NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

SHARED CARE AGREEMENTS

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have agreed new revised processes for the standardisation of layout and approval of shared care agreements (SCAs).  This page includes any approved SCAs and also includes the standard template and submission documentation.

NHS GGC clinical staff can email any enquiries relating to shared care agreements to the following email address: scp@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Please note that after discussion with the Local Medical Committee, a new term will be used to describe the documents which set out shared care arrangements. These will now be called Shared Care Agreements (SCAs). These documents have previously been known in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde as Shared Care Protocols (SCPs) and the terminology will be updated as each existing SCP reaches its review date. However, to preserve existing links within the GGC Formulary, the page web address remains as it has always been, though the titles have been updated.

Approved Shared Care Agreements in NHSGGC: 

Medicine Indication/comments Date Approved Review Date
ADEFOVIR HEPATITIS B IN ADULTS SEPT 2017 SEPT 2019
DENOSUMAB OSTEOPOROSIS (patient info sheet) NOV 2015 NOV 2017
ENTECAVIR HEPATITIS B IN ADULTS SEPT 2017 SEPT 2019
LAMIVUDINE HEPATITIS B IN ADULTS SEPT 2017 SEPT 2019
MELATONIN SLEEP DISTURBANCE IN CHILDREN OCT 2017 OCT 2019
METHOTREXATE SUB-CUT INJECTION (letter template) SEPT 2016 SEPT 2018
TENOFOVIR HEPATITIS B IN ADULTS JUNE 2015 JUNE 2017

Shared Care Agreement Development Documentation:

The next meeting of the Prescribing Interface Subcommittee, which considers SCAs, is scheduled for 12th December 2017. Therefore, and SCA for review or consideration should be submitted to the scp@ggc.scot.nhs.uk email by 24th November at the latest.

Questions to think about before creating a Shared Care Agreement?

  1. First, does a SCA already exist for the medicine?  Approved SCAs will be available on this page.  If one already exists, then it may be worth discussing with the agreement authors to extend it for your service etc.
  2. Does the medicine meet the criteria for a SCA (see SCA Submission document above).
  3. Involve the relevant people in developing your SCA from both the acute/tertiary setting and primary care.  Since most agreements will involve GPs being asked to prescribe specific medicines, then it is sensible to ensure they are involved in the development of the document
  4. Develop the agreement using the standard SCA template (see above)
  5. Complete the SCA submission document (see above)
  6. Send both to scp@ggc.scot.nhs.uk who will then advise on next steps