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Medicines Optimisation

The NHS Calderdale  Clinical Commissioning Group has a small Medicines Optimisation team which works closely with GPs and local health providers to ensure consistency and effectiveness in prescribing practice.

The Medicines Optimisation team uses their experience and knowledge of medicines to support our member practices with cost effective,  evidence based prescribing guidance

We have a Medicines Advisory Group which includes the Medicines Optimisation Team,  GPs, a practice nurse and representatives from our local hospital trust. The Medicines Advisory Group meets bi monthly and provides oversight and scrutiny of the Medicines Optimisation work programme and ensures that NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group has the appropriate governance processes, guidelines and commissioning policies in place to enable the population of Calderdale to gain optimal benefit from medicines.

Commissioning statements
Prescribing guidelines



    Nebuliser guidelines 663.89 KB 157 downloads




          Medicines and prescription information for patients

          Ordering your prescriptions





            NHS Calderdale CCG considers offers of rebates on primary care prescribing costs in line with the CCG’s prescribing rebate policy.

            The CCG is currently signed up to rebates on the following products:

            Prostap –

            AirfluSal MDI – Sandoz

            Airflusal Forspiro – Sandoz

            Clenil Modulite– Chiesi Ltd

            Longtec – Qdem

            Lixiana– Daiichi-Sankyo Ltd

            Convatec Products – Convatec

            Stocare Products –Rhodea Pharma

            Rivaroxaban – Bayer

            Mezolar Matrix  – Sandoz

            Biquelle XL – Aspire

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