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Area Prescribing


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.


Cancer & Immunosuppression


Stoma Management 

Stoma and Appliances Guidelines            

Jan 20


Ear, Nose & Oropharynx

Dental Products - Position Statement Sept 19




Wound Management 

Wound Formulary                   

Feb 17


Palliative Care 

West Midlands Palliative Care Guidelines 6th Edition

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