The medicines management team delivers specialist services that utilise their extensive knowledge and skills for CCGs in London and East Anglia.

We support customers throughout the commissioning process, from the assessment and understanding of a population’s needs to planning services to meet them.

Our subject experts have strong connections with NHS England, to understand upcoming requirements. We have experience of implementing enabling technology and, as the largest CSU, we have contacts across multiple healthcare communities to understand a range of practical solutions.

Our senior pharmacists provide strategic input to nationally recognised groups for policy consideration and are members of the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Our team are recognised authorities on Payment by Results exempt (PbRe) drugs and the complexity of prescribing them. We promote effective dialogue with CCGs to understand the impact of their plans on cost and demand. We help benchmark, forecast the cost and review the use of PbRes. We use the provider’s criteria for the Blueteq approval process to quantify the cost, monitor this through our medicines optimisation dashboard and use NICE innovation scorecards.

Examples of our specialised services include:

  • Support for the governance process for prison medicines management services in the South East for NHS England Health and Justice.
  • Home oxygen service contract management for CCGs.
  • NHS England Specialised Commissioning Services, where we provide data challenge support services to the South region, along with support for QIPP delivery programmes.
  • Support for patient group directions (instructions to help supply or administer medicines to patients), usually in planned circumstances.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.