NICE in 2014 (updated October 2015) published a medicines practice guideline on developing and updating local formularies.
In 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance on developing and updating local formularies.[i] One of the key elements inherent in developing and updating local formularies is stakeholder engagement. The formulary decision-making groups should include a locally defined mix of members from partner organisations and key stakeholders, such as patients and the public.
In the light of this guidance and in the absence of online information please send me via email:
1. Do you have an Area Prescribing Group/Committee (APC) and who is the chair?
Yes, the South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee. The Chair is a GP prescribing lead at Calderdale CCG.
2. Is the chair appointed or part of a role?
The Chair is appointed
3. Is the APC chair a medic, consultant, pharmacist, lay representative or other?
The Chair is a GP.
4. How many CCGs does your APC cover?
5. How many acute trusts, mental healthcare and combined health care does your APC cover?
The APC covers:
2 acute trusts
1 mental health trust
2 community provider organisations.