People have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care, as described in your care.Making decisions using NICE guidelines explains how we use words to show the strength (or certainty) of our recommendations, and has information about prescribing medicines (including 'off‑label' use), professional guidelines, standards and laws (including on consent and mental capacity), and safeguarding.Take account of the resources needed to undertake all functions of the local formulary decision‑making group, as determined by the scope and geographical coverage of the local formulary.
This pathway supports the development of local formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid uptake of innovative medicines and treatments.
It is for people involved in handling, prescribing and commissioning medicines within the NHS.
When a NICE technology appraisal recommends a medicine, adopt the medicine into the local formulary automatically, if clinically appropriate and relevant to the services provided by the organisation. Include the medicine within the relevant care pathway(s) provided by local organisation(s), in line with NICE recommendations.
Provide information to the applicant to explain the process for considering a medicine or new indication for inclusion in the local formulary and ensure application forms are readily available.
Think about inviting the applicant to a meeting to allow for constructive discussion.
When there is no NICE technology appraisal for a medicine, use NICE guidelines and advice, and other sources of high‑quality information produced by national and regional horizon scanning organisations, if available.
This guidance aims to provide good practice recommendations to assist NHS organisations in developing and updating local formularies effectively and in accordance with statutory requirements.
This guidance is designed to support: It is written in the context of the NHS in England, but would also be applicable to developing and updating local formularies in Wales.
Filed under: Pharmacy | Tags: NICE | Developing and updating local formularies: NICE good practice guidance – NICE – 14 December 2012 “The purpose of this guidance is to provide good practice recommendations for the systems and processes needed to ensure NHS organisations develop and update local formularies effectively and in accordance with statutory requirements.
This guidance is for people involved in handling, prescribing and commissioning medicines within the NHS, to support the development of local formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid uptake of innovative medicines and treatments.” …
When exercising their judgement, professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or service users.