1. We understand the CCG has representation on the following medicines management/prescribing/formulary committees:
• Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Drug & Therapeutics Committee
• Calderdale CCG Medicines Advisory Group
• South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee
Please confirm if this is correct?
2. Does the CCG have representation on any other medicines management/prescribing/formulary committees? If so, please advise which.
Representation for Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield, North Kirklees & Wakefield CCGs on South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust DTC by a medicines management pharmacist from North Kirklees CCG on behalf of all of these CCGs.
3. Does the CCG take a lead role on any of the above committees? If so, please advise which.
NHS Calderdale CCG Medicines Advisory Group
4. If the CCG does not take a lead role, please advise which CCGs take lead roles on the above committees.
- Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust Medicines Management Committee is a secondary care led committee, no CCG lead role.
- South West Yorkshire APC is not led by any one CCG but managed on behalf of Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield, North Kirklees and Wakefield CCGs by the Yorkshire & Humber CSU.
- South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust DTC is a secondary care led committee, no CCG lead role.
5. Does the CCG, or any of the above committees on which it sits, reference a regional drug evaluation body (RDEB) for advice when determining products for formulary inclusion (such as London Medicines Evaluation Network, Wolfson Institute, a regional medicines information service etc)? If so, please advise which RDEB/s.
Will reference such advice where appropriate and when it exists for the product in question.
6. Which organisation/committee’s advice takes precedence when making local formulary decisions (RDEB or medicines management/prescribing/formulary committee)?
This depends on the evidence presented and whether such advice exists. National guidance from NICE takes precedence.
7. We have the following formularies listed as used by the CCG:
• Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Medicines Formulary
• Calderdale CCG Medicines Formulary
• South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee Drug Classifications
Please confirm if this is correct and if not, please provide a link/copy of relevant formularies
This is correct
8. Are any of the above formularies dominant when making prescribing decisions or does this depend on therapy area?
This depends as formularies cover different aspects of care which may occur in different sectors.
9. If dependent on therapy area, please advise which formulary is dominant when making prescribing decisions for diabetes products.
This depends on what diabetes product and whether initiated by a specialist or in primary care
10. Does your CCG work with any other CCGs as a federation? If so, which CCGs?