New Consultation: NICE TA’s NENC May 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 May 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 Tuesday 9th July 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: NENC formulary decisions May 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 May 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.

Take part by visiting the consultations page. This consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 4th July 2024.


Medicines Committee decision – NICE TA971 – June 2024

The decision made with regard to this NICE 30 day TA can now be found at: https://ntag.nhs.uk/meetings/decision-summaries/

  • NICE TA 971: Remdesivir and tixagevimab plus cilgavimab for treating COVID-19

New Consultation: Formulary Amendments April 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 April 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 Tuesday 25th June 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: Guidelines for the appropriate prescribing of Oral Nutritional Supplementation in the management of adults at risk of undernutrition in primary care

Following the May 2024 NENC Medicines Guidelines Group we now seek comments from across the NENC ICB on this new NENC wide guideline which has been developed to replace the previous Oral Nutritional Supplementation guidelines that currently exist across the North East and North Cumbria.

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 closes at 5pm on Thursday 13th June 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New consultation: 30 day TA Remdesivir and tixagevimab plus cilgavimab for treating COVID-19

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Medicines Committee are seeking NENC system-wide views on implementation of NICE TA971 Remdesivir and tixagevimab plus cilgavimab for treating COVID-19.

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 closes at 5pm on Thursday 30th May 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: NENC ICB Prescribing of Iron Supplementation for Iron Deficiency Anaemia Position Statement

Following the May 2024 NENC Medicines Guidelines Group we now seek comments from across the NENC ICB on this new NENC wide position statement which has been developed to support new national dosing recommendations for oral iron.

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 Wednesday 5th June 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


New Consultation: NENC Guideline – Management of Hypomagnesaemia in Adults in Primary Care

Following the May 2024 NENC Medicines Guidelines Group we now seek comments from across the NENC ICB on this new NENC wide guideline which has been developed to replace the previous Management of Hypomagnesaemia in Adults in Primary Care guidelines that currently exist in County Durham and Tees Valley.

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 Wednesday 5th June 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.


NENC Medicines Subcommittee and NTAG decisions – April 2024

The decisions made at the NENC Medicines Subcommittee April 2024 meeting can now be found at: https://ntag.nhs.uk/meetings/decision-summaries/

This includes the recommendations made by NTAG at its March 2024 meeting and NICE Technology appraisals from the 1st December 2023 to 31st January 2024.

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

The following guidelines/position statements were archived/deleted from the NTAG website:

  • NENC Patient Specific Factors to Consider When Choosing a DOAC in NVAF

New Consultation: Formulary decisions March 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 March 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 Tuesday 7th May 2024. Take part by visiting the consultations page.