Area Prescribing Committee

The Area Prescribing Committee (APC) was created in January 2007 when the Newcastle Drug and Therapeutics Committee and the Northumberland and North Tyneside Drug and Therapeutics Committee merged.

The APC allows us to work in partnership with each of the member organisations, focusing on the medicines management issues and local clinical decision making which affect primary care providers, acute hospitals, mental health, learning disabilities and social care.

The APC works on behalf of the following organisations:

  • NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS North Tyneside  Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Newcastle North and East Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The North of Tyne Area prescribing committee Website is  here

The CCG’s position with regards to commissioning of drugs endorsed through the NICE technology Appraisal process can be found here