Durham & Darlington

Durham and Darlington Area Prescribing Committee

About the APC

The Durham and Darlington Area Prescribing Committee (APC) is responsible for decision making and advice in relation to prescribing and medicines optimisation within services commissioned by NHS Darlington CCG, NHS Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and NHS North Durham CCG, and/or provided by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, and primary care independent contractor organisations aligned with those CCGs.

APC Terms of Reference

APC Annual Report 2017-18

APC Annual Report 2016-17

APC Annual Report 2015-16

APC Annual Report 2014-15

Formulary and new drug requests

The Durham and Darlington APC is responsible for approval of new drugs, extending the use of existing formulary drugs to new indications and for the production of the Durham and Darlington formulary — which provides details of medicines approved for use in Durham and Darlington. Decisions around new drug requests take into consideration safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness relative to other treatment options for the condition under discussion, as well as the potential available budget.  Decisions will be made on fully published trial data only.

Durham and Darlington Formulary

Formulary Process January 2018

Formulary Adherence Checklist for NICE Technology Appraisals

Templates and forms

Cover Sheet for APC Papers

CD&D APC New Product Application Form

Guidelines for content of APC clinical guidelines

Shared Care Guideline Template

Declaration of Interest Policy & Register

Conflict of Interest Policy

Declaration of Interest Register September 2017

Declaration of Interest Register September 2016

Declarations of Interest Form

Decision Summaries


APC Decision Summary September 2018

APC Decision Summary July 2018

APC Decision Summary May 2018

APC Decision Summary March 2018

APC Decision Summary January 2018


APC Decision Summary November 2017

APC Decision Summary September 2017

APC Decision Summary July 2017

Minutes of Meetings


APC Minutes September 2018

APC Minutes July 2018

APC Minutes May 2018

APC Minutes January 2018


APC Minutes November 2017

APC Minutes September 2017

APC Minutes July 2017

APC Minutes May 2017

APC Minutes March 2017

APC Minutes January 2017

Archived Minutes March 2011 to November 2016

County Durham and Darlington Drug and Therapeutics Clinical Advisory Group

D&T CAG Annual Report 2016-17

Minutes of Meetings

Archived Minutes January 2010 to February 2017