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Clozapine Treatment Policy and Operational Procedures

For patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or in psychotic disorders occurring during the course of Parkinson's disease, in cases where standard treatment has failed, and for whom Clozapine is an appropriate treatment option, South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (SSSFT) expects that the following standards shall be met for each such patient in a manner that enables compliance with the standards to be audited.
This prescriptive approach is taken in the case of Clozapine because of its position in the treatment armamentarium as a relatively high-risk third/fourth line treatment.


NB This Policy should be read in conjunction with all Medicines Management Policies, particularly the Trust Medicines Code and Trust Formulary.


Link to the full Policy:

Clozapine Treatment Policy and Operational Procedures


Link to the Standard Operating Procedures:

Clozapine PocHi Clinic SOP

Guidelines for the Management of Specific Clinical Situations arising with the use of Clozapine SOP

In-patient Initiation of Clozapine SOP

Out-patient Clozapine Initiation Procedure SOP

Smoking and its Effects on Psychotropic Medication Guide


Link to the Equalities Impact Analysis:

Clozapine Treatment Policy EIA