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Medicines Management in the East Lancashire Health Economy

Information on this website has been provided by the East Lancashire Medicines Management Board which oversees Medicines Management issues across the East Lancashire Health Economy (population 522,000), which consists of;

 

 

The Medicines Management Board (MMB)  consists of physicians and representatives of other key decision-makers in the use of medicines in primary and secondary care. The remit of this board is to review selected pharmaceutical products to assess their clinical value, safety and suitability for use in the East Lancashire Health Economy, and to guide all prescribers in primary and secondary care in using them appropriately.

 

Typical drugs that are considered include newly licensed drugs or those that have a new indication and drugs used to treat conditions with which primary care prescribers may be less familiar. Unlicensed drugs and individual requests are also considered. Requests for drugs to be reviewed may be made by any health care professional in the East Lancashire Health Economy.

The recommendations of the MMB and the evidence considered in the evaluations are summarised in the New Drug Reviews. When use with a shared care agreement is recommended for a particular drug an effective Shared Care Agreement is provided for local use. These documents are available on the website under " New Drug Reviews ” and “ Shared Care Protocols ” respectively.  

 

Any decisions on drug use are also included into the Joint Medicines Formulary, which acts as a

reference to medicines approved for use in East Lancashire.  The Joint Medicines Formulary is formatted in the same style of the BNF, and provides all prescribers with a defined list of medicines that are available to prescribe, as well as the traffic light recommendation for each and any other recommendations for their use.  The Joint Medicines Formulary is available on the website under the “ Medicines Formulary ” heading above. Within East Lancashire a Joint Wound Care Formulary has also been developed, which forms the basis for the prescribing of cost effective and evaluated wound care products, as well as giving guidance on selection of dressing, specialist products, and available sizes.  It is available on the website under the " Wound Care Formulary " heading above.

 

The MMB also provides supporting information on some general prescribing issues (e.g. product withdrawals) as well as ratifying prescribing and clinical guidelines, treatment protocols and integrated care pathways for use across East Lancashire, all of which can be found above under  "Guidelines ".

 

Latest decisions of the MMB are listed on the MMB website update email that is sent out each month.  Health care professionals in East Lancashire can also register to receive this and other news by clicking on the link at the top of the page.  Planned activities and other relevant news items can be found in our monthly newsletter  INTERFACE that is distributed to all healthcare professionals across East Lancashire and is also available online under the heading “ Newsletters & Minutes ” on the left hand navigation panel.

 

For Freedom of Information Requests, please contact:

foi@bwd.nhs.uk – NHS Blackburn with Darwen

foi@eastlancspct.nhs.uk – NHS East Lancashire

 

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Latest Updates by Section

ELMMB updates- Latest Edition

NICE Bites - Latest Edition

 

MHRA Drug Safety Update -

Latest Edition

 

Newsletters and Minutes

 

18th July 2016

 

MHRA Drug Safety Update - July edition


Newsletters and Minutes - NEW

 

27th June 2016

 

ELMMB updates June 2016

 

Prescribing Hot Topics -Sun creams, Strontium restrictions

 

Drug Safety Updates - Canagliflozin, Topical miconazole


Guidelines

 

16th June 2016

 

Prescription Management of Stoma and Incontinence Products


Guidelines

 

16th June 2016

 

NICE TA 217 - updated.

(donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine)

 

NICE TA390 - Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin as monotherapies for Type 2 Diabetes

 

NICE TA391 - Cabazitaxel for hormone relapsed metstatic prostate cancer treated with docetaxel


Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

 

14th June 2016

 

Class 2 medicines recall

Medikinet XL 20mg MR caps


 

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

 

8th June 2016

 

Class 2 Medicines Recall -

Ikervis eye drops 1mg/ml, emulsion UDVs


 

Condition Specific Guidleines

 

8th June 2016

 

Ramadan and Diabetes Factsheets

Urdu version

English version


 

Condition Specific Guidleines

 

7th June 2016

 

Guide to Blood Glucose Monitoring (PIL) 


Newsletters and Minutes

 

7th June 2016

 

NICE Bites May 2016


Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

 

25th May 2016

 

Epistatus 10mg in 1ml Oromucosal Solution - fault with neck adaptor


 

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

 

24tth May 2016

 

Paclitaxel 6mg/ml conc for soln.

Exterior of vials potentially contaminated with Methotrexate


Patient Group Directions

 

17th May 2016

 

PHE -The Complete Routine Immunisation Schedule 2016


 

Medicine Specific Guidelines

 

13th May 2016

 

ELHE Position Statement for Biosimilars of Infliximab


Medicine Specific Guidelines

 

13th May 2016

 

ELHE Position Statement for

Biosimilars of Entanercept


Shared Care Guidelines

 

13th May 2016

 

Riluzole SCG


Condition Specific Guidleines

 

13th May 2016

 

The Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain in Adults


Prescribing and Clinical Guidelines

 

13th May 2016

 

Prescribing Guidance for NOACs in non-valvular AF


Newsletters and Minutes

 

12th May 2016

 

MHRA Drug Safety Update - latest edition


 

Medicine Specific Guidelines

 

6th May 2016

 

Preventing Harm From Oral Oxycodone Medicines - Safer Use of Controlled Drugs - CQC


Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

 

6th May 2016

 

Class 2 Medicines recall - Sanofi Rifadin Infusion


Care Homes

 

4th May 2016

 

Care Home Information Pack

 

Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants


Newsletters and Minutes

 

3rd May 2016

 

MHRA Drug Safety Update - latest edition


Newsletters and Minutes

 

3rd May 2016

 

NICE Bites - latest edition


Newsletters and Minutes

 

3rd May 2016

 

Medicine Management Board MInutes March 2015


MHRA Alerts

 

3rd May 2016

 

Crestor 5mg tablets Parallel Import - rogue blister and carton  


Formularies

 

3rd May 2016

 

ELHT Wound Care Formulary

- includes updated forms

 


 

Richard Lee, East Lancashire Health Economy New Drugs Pharmacist.

Email: Interface@bwd.nhs.uk

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