The decision to issue a Pan Mersey policy statement recommendation is made by the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee. It does this after consideration of the recommendations of its sub-committees, and in consultation with its stakeholders.
In line with good practice recommendations that a clinician is best placed to submit a formal appeal on behalf of their patient population, the appeals process is open to clinicians (GPs, Consultants, Senior Nurses, Senior Pharmacists or non-medical independent prescribers) with relevant expertise and who work within the Pan Mersey Health Economy. It exists to give those clinicians who feel that that the Pan Mersey policy statement recommendation may result in a compromise in care to patients, an opportunity to make their case for the recommendation to be amended.
Use this form to make an appeal against a policy statement recommendation issued by the Pan Mersey APC.
You can use this form if you are a clinician (GP, Consultant, Senior Nurse, Senior Pharmacist or non-medical independent prescriber) with relevant expertise and who work within the Pan Mersey Health Economy, and for the following reasons:
- You are appealing against a decision by the Pan Mersey APC to accept, reject or position an application for a specific medicine because vital evidence was not considered or incorrect information was considered in the original application.
- You are appealing against a decision made by the Pan Mersey APC because its procedures and policies were not followed.
You cannot use this form if you are appealing against a decision because new evidence has come to light since the original decision was made. In this case, a new business case, highlighting the new evidence, should be made.