New Consultation: Formulary decisions January 2024

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of the draft decisions made by the NENC formulary group at their meeting in January 2024.

Comments are welcomed from across the system, including residents and patients of the NENC. Comments will be returned to the medicines committee, or its sub-committee, and used to inform implementation of the decisions in NENC.

This consultation will run for four weeks and closes at 5pm on Monday 12th March 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: Formulary Amendments January 2024

North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of the proposed formulary amendments in a new consultation, covering NICE Technology Appraisals and other relevant guidance and alerts published in January 2024.

Comments are welcomed from across the system, including residents and patients of the NENC. Comments will be returned to the medicines committee, or its sub-committee, and used to inform implementation of the decisions in NENC. These consultations will run for four weeks and close at 5pm on Monday 4th March 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: Clozapine Supporting guidance for primary care UPDATE

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking system-wide views on adoption of the proposed updated Clozapine guidance in the attached consultation document.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 29th February 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: Agomelatine primary care information sheet

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of a new information sheet regarding the prescribing of Agomelatine.  

This consultation will run for four weeks and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th February 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New consultation: Formulary Amendments December 2023

North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of the proposed formulary amendments in a new consultation, covering NICE Technology Appraisals and other relevant guidance and alerts published in December 2023

Comments are welcomed from across the system, including residents and patients of the NENC. Comments will be returned to the medicines committee, or its sub-committee, and used to inform implementation of the decisions in NENC. These consultations will run for four weeks and close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st February 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: NENC Draft Guidance for the investigation of low alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of draft guidance for the investigation of low alkaline phosphatase (ALP).  

This consultation will run for four weeks and close at 5pm on Wednesday 17th January 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New consultation: Formulary Amendments November 2023

North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of the proposed formulary amendments in a new consultation, covering NICE Technology Appraisals and other relevant guidance and alerts published in November 2023

Comments are welcomed from across the system, including residents and patients of the NENC. Comments will be returned to the medicines committee, or its sub-committee, and used to inform implementation of the decisions in NENC. These consultations will run for four weeks and close at 5pm on Monday 15th January 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


NENC Medicines Subcommittee and NTAG decisions – December 2023

The decisions made at the NENC Medicines Subcommittee December 2023 meeting can now be found at: https://ntag.nhs.uk/meetings/decision-summaries/

This includes the recommendations made by NTAG at its November 2023 meeting and NICE Technology appraisals from the 1st August 2023 to 30th September 2023.

The following guidelines/position statements were approved and can be found at:


New Consultation: Formulary decisions November 2023

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on adoption of the draft decisions made by the NENC formulary group at their meeting in November 2023.

Comments are welcomed from across the system, including residents and patients of the NENC. Comments will be returned to the medicines committee, or its sub-committee, and used to inform implementation of the decisions in NENC.

This consultation will run for four weeks and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


NTAG Website – refresh – Nov 2023

NTAG website has undergone a bit of refresh to hopefully make things a little easier to find.

All guidelines and shared care guidelines can now be found on newly created separate share care and guidelines pages accessed from the top menu bar. Nothing has disappeared from the site but may have moved from being under recommendations to the new share care guidelines and separate guidelines pages.