Folder Clinical guidelines and prescribing formularies
The clinical guidelines & prescribing formularies have been developed through joint consultations of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Medicines team, relevant consultants, GPs and other health professionals as appropiate.
Draft documents are discussed at locality medicines optimisation meetings and sent for consultation to Primary Care and relevant providers before being finally approved at Medicine Optimisation Programme Board (MOPB).
Clinical guidelines aim to address the whole medical management of a particular therapeutic area for example, osteoporosis, asthma etc.
The prescribing formulary is a list of medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) which have been approved for prescribing by MOPB. The aim of MOPB is to promote rational evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing within West Essex health economy. The formulary also contains useful links to local and national guidance.
"DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ". This website contains a selection of documents including guidelines approved by MOPB. These documents were believed to be an accurate reflection of the medical literature and practices at the time of preparation.
Whilst endeavouring to update these guidelines as per their review dates, there are presently some for which the review date may have passed and will be in the process of being reviewed.
West Essex CCG Medicines team advises on the place of new drugs, or new uses of drugs and therapies in effective, affordable prescribing in the West Essex health economy through an evaluation of current evidence and national guidance.
It is not the function of West Essex CCG Medicines team to substitute for the role of the prescribing clinician. It aims to support the clinician to arrive at an informed decision. These resources are provided for local NHS prescribers to support safe, effective and good value choices of medicines to provide optimum health improvements for our local population.
Members of the public may view the resources contained in this section. However, for any medicines related questions or health concerns please consult with a health professional or obtain further assistance by consulting: the NHS Choices website or Patient Experience team.
West Essex CCG accepts no liability for any use of the information included in the website. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information howsoever caused.
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of posting the recommendation on the website, we cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date at the time it is viewed.
Information from the website may not be used for commercial purposes.
Recommendations will be reviewed upon the publication of a NICE Technology Appraisal or when significant new information or evidence becomes available and is supported by submission to the Medicines team.
Wherever possible documents will be updated before expiry however where this has not been possible in some instances it may be deemed most appropriate for expired documents to remain in place until updated copies are approved rather than remove all guidance or information.
Please contact the Medicines team before moving away from guidelines. Contact details are available on this website should you need to clarify any information or need advice.