Pan Mersey APC
The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC) is a professional group consisting of GPs, pharmacists and other key healthcare professionals. They seek to identify and champion the appropriate use of medicines across Merseyside taking into account cost effectiveness, quality, equity and above all, patient safety.
The Committee is responsible for making recommendations of medicines, especially high cost medicines, across the Merseyside and Warrington footprint.
The Pan Mersey APC believes in the following values:
- Ensuring a safe and cost effective use of medicines across Merseyside to increase the health of our population.
- To ensure there is a transparent and fair decision making process.
- All medicines are assessed for clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness so we can ensure best value for money and full use of resources.
Most of the information on their website is intended for healthcare professionals. Members of the public seeking advice on medicine related issues are advised to contact their GP, pharmacist or nurse. Alternatively, they may call 111 for the NHS non-emergency service.