The GMMMG provides a cross-organisational strategic approach to medicines management issues across the region.


To identify and act as champions for the appropriate use of medicines across Greater Manchester, taking into account four main issues:

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Equity
  • Patient Safety

The GMMMG is the coordinating group for decision making around medicines and in particular high cost medicines for Greater Manchester. It also has a role in performance monitoring of health economies prescribing.

The Group consists of GPs, pharmacists and other key healthcare professionals. We seek to identify and champion the appropriate use of medicines across Greater Manchester taking into account cost effectiveness, quality, equity and patient safety. The group is formally accountable to the GM collaboration of CCG’s and the work plan is facilitated and supported by the Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre in Newcastle and the Greater Manchester Shared Service.