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From: CMO Messaging

Issue date: 25-Nov-2020 10:58:53

This alert has been issued to:
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

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  • Director of Public Health

Action category: Action

Title: Publication of an interim position statement: Tocilizumab for patients admitted to ICU with COVID-19 pneumonia (adults)

Broadcast content:
Following early positive signals of benefit from the immune modulation therapy domain of the REMAP-CAP platform trial, a UK wide position statement has been agreed to support off-label prescribing and access to tocilizumab, administered intravenously, for eligible COVID positive patients in the intensive care setting.

The interim position statement will be reviewed as further evidence becomes available, including from the REMAP-CAP trial.

Further information can be found in the attached alert.
The position statement is also attached.

Additional information: This alert does not need to be cascaded to primary care.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2020/038


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