Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees Advice
Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCs) have developed and published a number of advisory documents to help local teams with the prescribing of some medicines and implementation of new governance approaches. These documents provide safe and effective advice for the specified medicines or approaches outlined.
Detail on each of the documents is included below:
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy monitoring
On behalf of the national Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCs) system, RMOC (South) has developed practical recommendations for safe ophthalmology monitoring of patients who are receiving long term hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine. The document outlines the risks of retinopathy and sets out a structured approach for health professionals to manage these risks.