Update information

Update information

October 2015: Some changes to recommendation wording were made for clarification only and did not change the meaning of the recommendations. Other changes did alter the meaning. These are indicated by [amended 2015] at the end of the recommendation.

Recommendations that have been changed

Amended recommendation wording (change to meaning)

Recommendation at the time of publication

Recommendation in current guideline

Reason for change

Ensure resources are available to undertake all functions needed as determined by the scope and geographical coverage of the local formulary. (2.3.5)

Take account of the resources needed to undertake all functions of the local formulary decision‑making group, as determined by the scope and geographical coverage of the local formulary. (1.3.5)

The strength of the recommendation has been amended to reflect the need to consider the workload and resources implications of implementing the recommendation locally.

Address barriers that may delay the speed of adoption of medicines into the formulary, such as multiple applications to different decision‑making groups, delayed or absent business planning, budget identification or service design. (2.10.2)

Consider addressing barriers that may delay the speed of adoption of medicines into the formulary, such as multiple applications to different decision‑making groups, delayed or absent business planning, budget identification or service design. (1.10.2)

The strength of the recommendation has been amended to reflect the need to consider the workload and resources implications of implementing the recommendation locally.

Secure adequate training and resources to operate the appeals process. Consider collaborating with neighbouring groups to provide independent cross‑organisational appeals panels. (2.15.6)

Consider collaborating with neighbouring groups to ensure adequate training and resources for the appeals process. This may include providing independent cross‑organisational appeals panels. (1.15.6)

The strength of the recommendation has been amended to reflect the need to consider the workload and resources implications of implementing the recommendation locally.

Minor changes since publication

September 2019: Information about regional decision-making groups added to recommendation 1.1.2. Details in the update information section from before original publication of the guidance have been removed.

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