What is Medicines Management?

Medicines management is an evidence-based approach to prescribing which balances the safety, tolerability, effectiveness and cost of treatments. The aim of the medicines management team is to ensure that our patients receive better, safer and more convenient care.

Medicines management includes:

  • Giving unbiased information about medicines and treatments and where they should be used in care pathways
  • Supporting practitioners and patients to make best use of medicines
  • Minimising the harm caused by medicines
  • Developing local guidelines to optimise the management of conditions
  • Working with service providers (including hospitals, community teams, hospitals, hospices, mental health, community pharmacists and GP practices) to provide safe and effective access to medicines from the most appropriate service.
  • Encouraging appropriate use of antimicrobials to reduce the risk of resistance.
  • Advising on the use of new drugs and new research.

For more information, visit the “Who are the Medicines Management team?

Medicines Management

COVID 19 - Patients

COVID 19 - Clinicians

Chapter 1 - Gastro-intestinal system

Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system

Chapter 3 - Respiratory system

Chapter 4 - Nervous System

Chapter 5 - Infection

Chapter 6 - Endocrine system

Chapter 7 - Genito-Urinary System

Chapter 8 - Malignant disease

Chapter 9 - Nutrition and blood

Chapter 10 - Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 11 - Eye

Chapter 12 - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

Chapter 13 - Skin

End of Life Formulary

Wound Care Formulary

Traffic light list for prescribing

Position Statements

7 Day Prescriptions

Alprostadil Cream

Bazedoxifenplus Conjugated Oestrogens



Camouflage Creams

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

Compression Hosiery

Controlled Drugs on repeat Templates

Co-proxamol is not supported for acute of chronic pain



Doxazosin modified release

Dry Eye Symdrome


Emollients Prescribing Guidance

Eye Vitamins


Fungal Nail Infection

Glucosamine for osteoarthritis

Good practice for paracetamol prescribing

Heel Balms

Homeopathic Remedies

Hepatitis B

Herbal Treatments

High Strength Fluoride Toothpastes, Mouthwashes and Tablets

Immediate Release fentanyl

Infantile Colic

Ketamine for chronic pain

Length of repeat prescription supply

Lidocaine plasters

Liraglutide for the treatment of obesity

Low dose naltexone for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Devices

Medicines that are Available for Purchase Over the Counter (Self Care)


Mexiletine (Namuscla) for the symptomatic treatment of myontonia in adults


Molludab for molluscum contagiosum

Multivitamins and minerals post bariatric surgery

Omega 3 fatty acids

Oxycodone and Naloxone

PDE5 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Perindopril arginine

Pigmanorm cream for the treatment of melasma



Silicone Sheets and Gels

Sodium hyaluronate for osteoarthritis

Sunscreen Preparations

Therapeutic Clothing

Tramadol and paracetamol

Transfer of Prescriptions from Private to NHS

Travel Advice


Prescribing of vitamins and minerals is not supported unless for actual vitamin/mineral deficiency

Prescribing of Vitamin D for insufficiency and Vitamin D maintenance doses is not supported - OTC

Prescribing for Patients abroad during Coronavirus

Vitamin B Complex

Shared Care Guidelines

Prescribing Incentive Scheme

Prescribing Newsletters

Patient Information

Patient Letters

Practice Policies/Resources


National Medicine Shortages

NHSE Consultation


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