North Cumbria

Non-urgent advice: The ICB Medicines Sub-Committee

The NENC Integrated Care System now has one governance procedure through the ICB Medicines Sub-Committee. This is supported by Northern Treatment Advisory Group (NTAG) and its subgroups.  Until guidance can be reviewed by the ICB Medicines Sub-Committee and its sub-groups all guidance and agreements previously approved by the predecessor three Area Prescribing Committees (APCs) of County Durham & Tees Valley; North of Tyne, Gateshead & North Cumbria; and South Tyneside & Sunderland are still valid whilst within their review date. Clinicians referring to this guidance after any expiry date should exercise caution.  ICB approved prescribing guidance and agreements will be hosted on the NTAG website moving forward and this is available publicly at .

Guidance approved and endorsed by the North of Tyne, Gateshead and North Cumbria Area Prescribing Committee (NoTGhdNC APC) and applicable to North Cumbria will continue to be posted on the NoTGhdNC APC website.


From 1st January 2019 all patient prescribing across North Cumbria followed the North of Tyne, Gateshead and North Cumbria formulary. This has been superseded by the North East and North Cumbria ICS Formulary:

North of Tyne and North Cumbria brand name prescribing guidance (1759 downloads )

Gastro-intestinal system

Cardiovascular system

Respiratory system

Central nervous system

Infections and antibiotics


Other endocrine

Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract

Nutrition and blood

Musculoskeletal and joint diseases

Ear, nose and throat


Eye lubricants Aug 2020


Immunological products and vaccines

Drug Monitoring

Shared care


Other guidance

Community Health Pathway – North Cumbria

Prescribing systems and processes

Self-care and over-the-counter medicines