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Formulary Management Unit

  
The Formulary Management Unit: 
  • Implements EU legislation in the field of formulary management; 
  • Establishes, maintains and periodically reviews the Government National Formulary for pharmaceuticals in the National Health Service;  
  • Sets service wide protocols governing prescribing and the rational use of medicines; 
  • Provides advice and technical assistance in the establishment of technical specifications; 
  • Issues circulars related to formulary management;  
  • Consults and corresponds continuously with the various stakeholders – consultants, pharmacists, general practitioners, pharmacy technicians and patients;
  • Optimises analysis of information and evaluate clinical evidence in order to draw up prescribing guidelines and development of a systematic rational approach for prescribing and drug use through the utilisation of international health technology assessment.