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Drugs used for Crohn’s Disease and Arthritis (1617075)

1. On what date was Vedolizumab (for us in relation to Crohn’s Disease) first added to the Calderdale Medicines Formulary?

Vedolizumab is not on the Calderdale CCG formulary as it is a specialist drug. Biologic drugs would be available in line with the relevant NICE Technology Appraisal’s from our provider organisations in line with their formularies. Our main provider is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

2. What restrictions (if any) does the CCG’s formulary have in place in relation to the number of individual biologic drugs in use/on formulary at any one time for use within Rheumatoid Arthritis?

No biologic drugs are on formulary as they are specialist drugs and would not be prescribed in primary care.

Please see our commissioning statement re use of biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis  https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RA-biologics+algorithm-Commissioning-Statement-FINAL-JULY15-CCCG.pdf

3. What restrictions (if any) does the CCG’s formulary have in place in relation to the number of individual biologic drugs in use/on formulary at any one time for use within Psoriatic Arthritis?

No biologic drugs are on the CCG medicines formulary as they are specialist drugs and would not be prescribed in primary care. There is no commissioning statement re this specific condition.

4. Finally, could you provide a link/attach to your response the latest versions of your patient pathways for Crohn’s Disease and Psoriatic Arthritis?

The CCG has no pathway – it may be best to approach provider organisations as they will be supplying the medication and should have the relevant pathways in place. Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are our provider

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