Medicines Management News

Wirral Health Economy has become part of the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC)

Wirral Health Economy became part of the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC) in January 2018. A process for merging Wirral recommendations with those of the Pan Mersey APC is currently underway. In the meantime please continue to refer to this website for existing recommendations in Wirral.

Links to Pan Mersey guidance will be added where appropriate as specific guidelines / recommendations become approved on Wirral.

Fluphenazine (Modecate) discontinuation (CWP) July 2017

Please view the Medicines Bulletin: Fluphenazine (Modecate) discontinuation

Palliative Care Emergency Medicines Service – Wirral CCG

There are twelve Community Pharmacies providing this service in Wirral CCG.

The Palliative Care Emergency Medicines Service will improve access to essential palliative care medicines. It ensures continuity of supply and supports patients, carers and healthcare professionals by providing them with information, advice and signposting, where appropriate.

The expected outcomes of this scheme are:

  • Improved access in Wirral CCG for patients and healthcare professionals to palliative care medicines when they are required within normal pharmacy opening hours. The chosen pharmacies have a range of opening hours, including extended and Sunday opening hours.
  • Continuous availability of emergency palliative care stock from named pharmacies for patients and health care professionals who require immediate / urgent access to palliative care medicines.
  • For a list of participating pharmacies and to see the Service Specification (including the stock lists), then please go to: (under Palliative Care Pharmacies)

Please contact Victoria Vincent, Prescribing Adviser, Medicines Management, on 0151 643 5319, if any further information is required.

Care Home Information

This page aims to provide information to Care Homes regarding medication. There are links to essential documents. To help Care Home staff, the “Three main points” of each document have been summarised. However, if Care Home Staff are able to do so, then it is recommended that the entire document is consulted.

Care Home Information

STOPP START Policy March 2015

STOPP START Policy March 2015