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Joint Area Prescribing Committee

JAPC Terms of Reference (ToR)

The Joint Area Prescribing Committee is a group with NHS representation from primary and secondary care across the Derbyshire Health Community.  Its purpose is to manage the entry of new medicines and prescribable medical devices into the NHS, develop prescribing guidelines and develop and maintain a locally agreed formulary.  For more details please click the link.

JAPC Meeting Dates

JAPC Submission and meeting dates for the calender year.  For more details please click the link.

JAPC Agenda Items

Regular Agenda items for JAPC.  For more details please click the link.

JAPC Traffic Light Classification Criteria

How are drugs classified under the Derbyshire Traffic Light system? Why are some medicines not classified? Find out why not all medicines are classified in the Traffic Light system.  For more details please click the link.

New Drug/Prescribable Medical Devices Review

How are drugs assessed? How are medical devices and appliances classified? For more details please click the link.

Principles to determine traffic light classification for medical devices and appliances

How do JAPC determine a traffic light classification for medical devices and appliances which may be prescribed on an FP10? For more details please click the link.

NICE - National Instituate for Health and Care Excellence

How are drugs/treatments approved by NICE included in local guidance (i.e. from national to local)? For more details please click the link.

Appeals Process

How can a clinician appeal against a decision made by JAPC?  For more details please click the link.

Outcomes

What happens to the outcomes of JAPC decisions?  For more details please click the link.

Horizon Scanning

This is the process undertaken by JAPC to identify which new drugs/treatments will be launched in the next financial year.  For more details please click the link.

Individual Funding Request (IFR)

How do CCG's deal with requests to fund healthcare for an individual who falls outside the range of services and treatment that the CCG agrees to fund?  For more details please click here

For information and guidance or details on how to apply please see the links below:

IFR Policy                    CCG guidance notes for clinicians                    CCG IFR form