Managing Medicines Across Health Organisations

June 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Many patients have their care delivered in more than one healthcare setting, it is therefore essential that medicines are managed across these different organisations in a coordinated manner. The National Prescribing Centre (NPC) has published a guide to facilitate this process, outlining the use of Area Prescribing and Medicines Management Committee (APCs). These groups comprise of primary and secondary care commissioners, working together to ensure a consistent approach is taken to medicines management in their local community. The NPC?s document reviews the role of APCs and offers advice on establishing such a group.

Managing Medicines Across a Health Community: making area prescribing committees fit for purpose is available online.

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