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Medicines management

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 IDPolicy Name
CL15 Medicines policy
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.

Medicines Formulary

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:

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