South Tyneside

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 .


Clinical Guidelines

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



Shared care

Shared care – For patients attending Gateshead Rheumatology Department

Shared care – Patients attending Sunderland Rheumatology Department

Other guidance

Other Guidelines

Prescribing systems and processes

Self-care and over-the-counter medicines