Tees Guidelines

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 https://ntag.nhs.uk/ .

Information on this page is hosted on behalf of Tees Valley CCG and County Durham and Tees Valley Area Prescribing Committee (APC).

Repeat Prescription Ordering Systems (RPOS)

Link to resources for practices and pharmacies to support implementation

Tees Formulary/ Preferred Drugs List

Clinical Guidelines

Gastro-intestinal system

Cardiovascular system

Respiratory system

Please Note: Guidelines in this category have passed the recommended review dates and have EXPIRED. These guidelines will NOT be reviewed or renewed – so have been retained on this page to support practice pending publication of NENC ICS guidance.

Central nervous system


Mental Health

CD&TV APC-approved mental health prescribing resources are available via the PUBLICATIONS section of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust website and can be accessed from the TEWV Medicines Optimisation Interactive Guide:

Infections and antibiotics         


Other endocrine

Kidney disease

Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract

Malignant disease and immunosuppression

Nutrition and blood

Musculoskeletal and joint diseases


Ear, nose and throat


Immunological products and vaccines

Drug monitoring

Shared care

Any shared care guidelines (SCGs) listed below which have passed their review date will remain in use until an updated NENC ICB approved version is available, with only technical updates to address any emerging safety issues.

Shared care guidelines approved for use across the North East and North Cumbria ICS can be found on the appropriate page of the NTAG website.


Other guidance

Other Guidelines

Prescribing systems and processes

Self-care and over-the-counter medicines

Local decision making

Patient information leaflets