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Area Prescribing

Committee

Worcestershire Area Prescribing Committee (APC) is a strategic decision-making committee of health care provider representatives across Worcestershire operating in a partnership capacity.  

The overall aim of the committee is to manage medicines usage across the Worcestershire health economy. This requires that the committee is pro-active with its health economy partners, taking a strategic approach by co-ordinating and directing policy across primary and secondary care, between Trusts and between clinical networks where possible.

The central principles of rational prescribing and medicines use, namely clinical and cost effectiveness, appropriateness (including convenience), safety, equitable provision of medicines and financial management, guide the thinking and outputs of the committee.

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Cancer & Immunosuppression


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Stoma Management 


Stoma and Appliances Guidelines            

May 18


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Ear, Nose & Oropharynx




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Anesthesia 


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Wound Management 

Wound Formulary                   

Feb 17

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Palliative Care 

West Midlands Palliative Care Guidelines 5th Edition 2012

Please refer to the Worcestershire Joint Medicines Formulary to confirm the formulary status of a specific medicine referred to within the guidance.