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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





              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

                Correct at 1.4.21