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.

Everybody Dance Now – Moving Medicine

“Moving Medicine is the single most important advance in therapeutics in my 50 years in medicine. The benefit to harm ratio is outstandingly favourable and every drug or psychological prescription for a long-term condition should be partnered by a Moving Medicine prescription of activity.”  Sir Muir Gray Kt CBE DSc MD

Liothyronine – RMOC guidance

The four NHS England Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCs) function as a single national system, with one committee meeting every month to produce once-for-England recommendations and resources. Newly published RMOC Guidance on Prescribing of Liothyronine supplements and expands on NHS England / NHS Clinical Commissioners Guidance on Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care – and includes a draft Continue Reading »

Influenza – Antiviral Prescribing Guidance

Public Health England have published udated guidance on how to manage suspected or confirmed ‘flu using antiviral agents. – with a new frequently asked questions section. The guidance covers: definitions treatment of suspected or confirmed influenza post-exposure prophylaxis supply of zanamivir acqueous solution use of anti-virals in pregnancy, breastfeeding, hepatic or renal dysfunction