The NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate Programme
The aim of the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate programme is to support and promote high quality, cost-effective prescribing and medicines optimisation within local health economies.
NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associates work within their own organisation and their local health economy to
- support the adoption of NICE and other high-quality guidance into practice and reduce inappropriate variation in prescribing across localities
- highlight issues of medicines safety, risk and never events to improve medicines safety
- support the local managed introduction of new medicines
- develop leadership, facilitation, decision-making and management skills
To do this work, Associates are developing and supporting local networks, identifying local Affiliates - key people working in different organisations locally with an interest in prescribing and medicines optimisation - to share and exchange information. Associates also link with NICE Implementation Consultants and NICE Fellows and Scholars working locally.
NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associates form a community of practice, to support each other as an expert group and develop and disseminate ideas and examples of good practice, as well as receiving information and support from the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre. This includes support from four Regional Technical Advisers, one for each NHS England region plus Wales, Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands.
For more information about the NICE medicines and prescribing associate programme in your area, contact the relevant Regional Technical Adviser:
- North of England and Northern Ireland: Jodie Tyrell (email@example.com)
- Midlands and East of England, and Wales: Gill Eddy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- London: Michelle Liddy (email@example.com)
- South of England and Channel Islands (coming into post early in 2014, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
This page was last updated: 11 October 2013