Medicines management

Optimal use of medicines to improve patient care

Supporting the safe and cost effective use of medicines. Our team of experienced pharmacists  will ensure the legal requirements of medicines management are met and offer ways to improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and deliver best practice.

Our areas of expertise

Commissioning statements and policies

Horizon scanning / high cost medicines / Payment by results (PBR) excluded medicines / Individual Funding Requests (IFRs)

Prescribing budget / business planning / service redesign / transformation

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Governance and safety

GP and patient

How we help

We are working closely with our partners to review the South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee (SWYAPC) to ensure it meets the needs of the CCGs and their partner organisations in the local health economy.

We have organised workshops and meetings with SWYAPC members to review its role and membership and will continue to support its work while facilitating links with neighbouring areas

The team will support the CCGs in a number of other key areas, including quality assurance and safety around medicines, QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention), service development and redesign, regular medicines updates and budget impact forecasting. 

West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit

West Yorkshire office:
Douglas Mill
Bowling Old Lane
West Yorkshire

Tel: 0845 1115000

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw office:
722 Prince of Wales Road
South Yorkshire
S9 4EU

Tel: 0114 3051000

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