Welcome to the Medicines Optimisation website

This website is maintained by North of England Commissioning Support Medicines Optimisation Team and contains medicines information guidelines and resources to support safe, effective and good value medicines use in primary care in North East and Cumbria CCGs.

Unblocking EPS2

Are you struggling to send some prescriptions by EPS2? The NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) is the standard for transferring medicine and medical device information between clinical systems and is required for all EPS2 prescribing. Some entries in the prescribing databases used by GP clinical systems cannot be directly matched to a unique dm+d code – Continue Reading »

NORTHUMBRIA POLICE ALERT CIRCULATED BY THE DDT & NTW CONTROLLED DRUG TEAMS Please see alert below from Northumbria Police. There is a possibility that patients may present with signs of overdose having administered these stolen controlled drugs and if so, urgent medical treatment should be sought. In the early hours of Tuesday 20th February 2018 a large amount Continue Reading »

DDES CCG have been working with NECS MO, NECS Business Change & Benefits and NHS Digital to develop resources to support preparation for, implementation of and growth in electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). The first tranche of support materials are now ready for use. The pack includes: a presentation, outlining background and benefits, with advice on process and practical Continue Reading »

Save the date – Regional Pharmacy Conference 6th July 2018

Regional Pharmacy Conference Friday 6th July 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr Keith Ridge CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England The Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative has organised a regional pharmacy conference for Friday 6th July 2018. A flyer with details is available here The organisers are inviting submission of abstracts for posters or oral presentations by midnight 30th April 2018. Protocols, works in Continue Reading »