Following review by both primary care, secondary care and SPPG, the Shared Care Guideline (SCG) for riluzole has been updated and is now published on the Interface Pharmacist Network Specialist Medicines Website (Link).

The updated SCG allows for riluzole to be prescribed by the patient’s GP on the recommendation of a specialist and accessed through a community pharmacy.

Those patients who are currently receiving their prescription from secondary care will be reviewed gradually over time to consider transferring the responsibility of prescribing to the patient’s GP with their agreement.

Riluzole is already included in the Amber NILES.

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