Medicines are a central component in the delivery of high quality healthcare and contribute significantly to achieving successful outcomes in patient care.
Medicines management has two key components: the clinical and cost effective use of medicines and the safe and secure handling of medicines.
The goal of medicines management is to optimise the use of medicines by promoting cost effective and evidence based practice and effective risk management.
Medicines management policies
The Trust has in place a suite of medicines-related policies to ensure that medicines are handled safely and securely, prescribed and administered safely and are cost effective. For a full list of policies please go to our policies page.
|Policy ID||Policy Name|
|CL16||Prescribing, supply and use of unlicensed medicines|
|CL17||Use of licensed medicines outside conditions of their product licence|
|CL37||Covert administration of medicines|
|CL40||Management of suspected illicit substances on Trust premises|
|CL44||Safe management of controlled drugs|
|CL52||The administration of specified discretionary medicines for a maximum of 3 doses to inpatients aged 12 years and over|
|CL55||Safe management of medical gases|
|CL98||Storage, handling, distribution and disposal of vaccines|
|CO30||Conduct of and liaison with pharmaceutical company employees|
Choice and Medication website
The Trust has signed up to the national Choice and Medication website to provide patients and clinicians with access to detailed information about medication for mental health conditions.
The Trust operates within the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group's (GMMMG) Formulary and has a local formulary for British National Formulary (BNF) Chapter 4 (Mental Health). For information, please use the links below:
- The Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG): Joint Formulary
- Medicines Formulary - British National Formulary (BNF) and BNF for Children Section 4: Central Nervous System
- All medicines recommended for use in the NHS in a NICE Technology Assessment are approved for use in Greater Manchester: this document provides a list of medicines with a positive recommendation from NICE and provides links to these medicines in the GMMMG formulary.