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Pharmacy and medicines management
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The Health and Social Care Board oversees all aspects of clinical governance, contract management and service development in relation to Northern Ireland’s 530 community pharmacies.

The HSCB’s pharmacy and medicines management team lead on the standardisation of safety, quality and cost effectiveness of medicines in the health service, including a standardised mechanism for managed entry of medicines and the NI Medicines Formulary.


NI Formulary

The NI Formulary Website  aims to promote the safe, clinically effective and cost-effective use of medicines in Northern Ireland.

Medicines Governance

For guidance and information on medicines governance and medicines safety alerts visit the Medicines Governance Website.


Pharmaceutical Rebate Schemes in Primary Care

The HSCB adheres to the PrescQIPP NHS programme, and use the PrescQIPP process within their Operational Process for the Review of Pharmaceutical Rebate Schemes.

Further information

HSCB Operational Process for Pharmaceutical Rebate Shemes in Primary Care

Queries

All queries or correspondence concerning rebates should be forwarded directly to the Rebate Review Team using the email or address below:

By Post: Clearly marked: For the Attention of

Lisa Moran, Office Support Manager,
HSCB Pharmaceutical Rebate Scheme Review Team,
Integrated Care Directorate,
Health and Social Care Board,
Gransha Park House,
15 Gransha Park,
Londonderry    BT47 6FN

E: business.supportwest@hscni.net


Process for interaction with pharmaceutical companies

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Interaction With Pharmaceutical Companies - December 20160.1 MiB284
Interaction-with-Pharmaceutical-Companies-Appendix-2-Template-Request-for-Meeting-June-201325 KiB267

Publications and reports

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Memorandum of Understanding5.2 MiB53
Survey of Community Pharmacies December 20160.5 MiB112

Useful links

Interface Pharmacist Network – Specialist Medicines:

Choice and Medication