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New service developments

Application and Case for Introduction of New Medicine Service Developments

For applications for minor formulary changes, please use the ‘Request for Amendments to Existing Formulary Choice or a Medicine Switch’ form.

Request for Amendments to Existing Formulary Choice or a Medicine Switch

The aim of Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee is to make recommendations on the use of medicines across Merseyside. In order to meet this responsibility the Board has incorporated four subgroups, one of which is the new medicines subgroup. The purpose of this subgroup is to undertake horizon scanning in order to prioritise and plan for the introduction of new medicines, changes in patent and licence of existing medicines, and implementation of national guidance which has the potential for significant clinical or financial impact on health economy.

The new medicines subgroup considers all applications for the introduction of new medicines and by using systematic processes, will review all drugs fully before deciding whether the drug should be introduced onto our formulary. The application for a new medicine involves an approved request being received from a clinician, going through the hospitals Drug and Therapeutic Committees and if applicable, a full review being conducted by our Pharmacists to ascertain whether the requested the medicine is viable in terms of cost, effectiveness and most of all, patient safety, using evidence from NICE, EMEA and other reliable medical sources.

Form submission

NHS Halton CCG 
Becky Birchall

NHS Knowsley CCG
Carrie Barton

NHS Liverpool CCG
Peter Johnstone

NHS Southport and Formby CCG
Kay Walsh

NHS South Sefton CCG 
Kay Walsh

NHS St Helens CCG
Les Schofield

NHS Warrington CCG
Jenny Lunn

NHS West Lancashire CCG
Nicola Baxter

NHS Wirral CCG
Abigail Cowan

Alder Hey Hospital Children's NHS Trust
Mo Azar

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Jimmy Cheung

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Danny Forrest

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Aintree, Royal, and Broadgreen)
Jenny Bellis

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Daniel Collins

Mersey Care NHS Trust
Agatha Munyika

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kerry Lawton

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Hannah Al-Jaffar

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mike Welsby

The Walton Centre
Eleri Phillips

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
James Parker

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Evans