With respect to the following questions, please provide answers for any decisions made since 1 January 2016.
1. Has the CCG (or CSU) or Health Board recommended prescribing a particular brand or brands of 7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches? If so, what brand or brands were recommended to be prescribed?
NHS Calderdale CCG’s preferred brand is Butec.
2. If the CCG (or CSU) or Health Board recommends prescribing more than one brand of 7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches what, if any, guidance is there on which brand(s) should be prescribed?
The CCG has one preferred brand of 7 day buprenorphine patches. See above.
3. For each brand of 7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches recommended, on what date was the decision made to recommend that brand?
The brand was recommended in September 2016.