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The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee Report

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC) was formally established in February 2013 as a vehicle to allow Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Merseyside and Warrington to work collaboratively around the commissioning of medicines. NHS Wirral CCG subsequently joined the APC in January 2018. The APC involves 24 NHS organisations including CCGs, NHS Trusts and Community Trusts.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) provides the administration function and expert medicines support to both APC and its subgroups as well as contributing to outputs and managing the stakeholder consultation process. Delivery of outputs is through a shared model, with the most appropriate organisations leading different areas and providing input as required.

MLCSU also provides the administration and management of the Pan Mersey APC website, which includes development and maintenance of the Pan Mersey joint formulary using the netFormulary platform.

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee report gives an overview of APC activity and developments in the 2021-22 financial year.