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**THE FORMULARY IS CURRENTLY UNDER RECONSTRUCTION**
 
WELCOME TO THE HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE JOINT MEDICINES FORMULARY

This formulary is intended for use by health care professionals working within the Herefordshire and Worcestershire health economy, in either Primary Care, Secondary or Mental Health Care Trusts and is available via the internet.
 
The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Medicines and Prescribing Committee (MPC) is a group of health care representatives across Herefordshire and Worcestershire operating in a partnership capacity, to provide and improve the health outcomes for the Integrated Care System (ICS) population by promoting safe, high quality, consistent, and transparent evidence-based recommendations on medicines across the ICS health economy.

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

The membership comprises of representatives from Herefordshire & Worcestershire CCG, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, Wye Valley NHS Trust, General Practice and a lay member.

New Medicines Applications
An application is required for any new product likely to be used in more than one patient, which is not on the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Joint Medicines Formulary.  This applies to products normally prescribed on FP10 or kept by the hospital pharmacies.  It also applies to new indications for use of existing products on the formulary.

For more information about the decision-making process undertaken by the MPC, please read the Operating Procedure guidelines **Currently being updated**


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