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.
JAPC Submission and meeting dates for the calender year.
Regular Agenda items for JAPC.
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.
Prescribing Specification version 1 - April 2023 to March 2024
The prescribing specification forms a part of the healthcare services contract the ICBs have with provider organisations.
How are drugs assessed? How are medical devices and appliances classified?
How do JAPC determine a traffic light classification for medical devices and appliances which may be prescribed on an FP10?
How are drugs/treatments approved by NICE included in local guidance (i.e. from national to local)?
How can a clinician appeal against a decision made by JAPC?
What happens to the outcomes of JAPC decisions?
This is the process undertaken by JAPC to identify which new drugs/treatments will be launched in the next financial year.
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