People prescribed Clozapine medication, who are referred for follow up care to their general practitioner may be part of the shared care program. Clozapine treatment requires regular blood monitoring and regular mental health reviews. Mercy mental health have designated staff who liaise and share care with the general practitioner to monitor a patients progress whilst on this medication.
For health professionals
The program works with general practitioners to assist in the monitoring of the prescription of Clozapine and of patients treated with this medication. The Clozapine clinician will be in contact with the general practitioner through the referral process and will assist with ongoing monitoring of pathology results. They can also facilitate required periodic mental health reviews.
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