Medicines play an important part in promoting well-being, preventing ill-health and managing disease. Over 700 million prescription items are dispensed in England each year with a cost approaching £8billion.

Medicines Management can be defined in several ways:

  • The clinical, cost-effective, safe and secure handling of medicines
  • A system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by the NHS and patients
  • Enabling people to make the best possible use of medicines

Our goal is to achieve the best health outcomes for patients where medicines are involved.

If you have any medicines queries please contact NHS Blackpool CCG’s Medicines Management team on 01253 951306 or email medicines.management@blackpool.nhs.uk

Please see the links below for background information on the Red, Amber, Green (RAG) classification in relation to prescribing responsibility and also our RAG list of drugs.

RAG Classification of drugs – background information

Blackpool CCG RAG list April 2017

Prescribing Position Statements: