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.
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.
Templates and forms
Declaration of Interest Policy & Register
Minutes of Meetings