Formulary and subgroup decision updates

Following the November meeting of GMMMG, the formulary has been updated to reflect decisions made by the Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and Medicines and Guidelines Subgroup (MGSG). Changes include:

  • Addition of NICE technology appraisals and MHRA drug safety updates to formulary
  • Ustekinumab dose escalation in inflammatory bowel disease commissioning statement updated to include latest evidence

For full details of the changes, please see the Formulary Change Log.

Consultation: actions from November meeting of CRG

On behalf of the GMMMG Clinical Reference Group, we now seek comments on the actions proposed at the November 2021 CRG meeting.

Actions in this consultation include:

  • Insulin aspart Sanofi (Trurapi) to be added to formulary as a GREEN drug and first line option for rapid acting insulin.
  • Haloperidol 500 microgram tablets to be DNP (criterion 2)
  • Berotralstat for hereditary angioedema to be added to the RAG list as a RED drug
  • Casirivimab/imdevimab (Ronapreve)® to be added to formulary as a RED drug, with link to NG191

To take part in this consultation, visit the consultations page. The consultation period is open until 5pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021.

Consultation: Updated High Cost Drugs Pathway for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

On behalf of the GMMMG IBD working group, we now seek comments on this draft version of the updated GM high cost drug IBD pathway. This consultation period is open until 5pm on Wednesday 22nd December 2021.

Take part in this, and other open consultations, on the consultations home page.

GMMMG RSS feed

The URL for the GMMMG RSS feed changed when the website refreshed, and can now be found at: https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/feed/.

RSS is a way to view any news items published on the site, directly in the RSS reader of your choice. To add an RSS subscription in Outlook 2016:

  • When viewing your email account, find the RSS Subscriptions folder in the left hand menu
  • Right click RSS Subscriptions, and choose “Add a new RSS feed”.
  • Paste or type in the address, https://gmmmg.nhs.uk/feed/ then press add
  • A dialogue box will pop up: “Add this RSS Feed to Outlook?”; click yes
  • The RSS feed should now be included as a folder in your Outlook menus, and will update when news items are published.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us at nuth.enquires.gmmmg@nhs.net.

Antimicrobial guidelines updated

Following review and discussion at the October meeting of MGSG, the Greater Manchester Antimicrobial Guidelines have been updated. The latest version is available from the clinical guidance and pathways page.

Consultation: actions from October meeting of CRG

On behalf of the GMMMG Clinical Reference Group, we now seek comments on the actions proposed at the October 2021 CRG meeting.

Actions in this consultation include:

  • Inhaled colistimethate, dornase alfa and tobramycin for cystic fibrosis in children – RED. Repatriation should not be sought until a request to do so has been received from the specialist.
  • Bimekizumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis – RED.
  • Link to NG191, Managing COVID-19, to be added to formulary in chapter 2

To take part in this consultation, visit the consultations page. This consultation period is open until 5pm Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Formulary updates

Following the October meeting of GMMMG, the formulary and RAG list have been updated to reflect decisions made by the Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and Medicines and Guidelines Subgroup (MGSG).

For full details of the changes, please see the Formulary Change Log.

GMMMG website refresh

The GMMMG website has been refreshed with a new and updated design. The new design is a little clearer, and should make the site easier to navigate. All resources are still available in the same place; please use the search box or the menu bar at the top of each page to navigate as usual.

If you have bookmarks saved for frequently used pages of the site, please note that the web addresses for most pages have changed and you may need to create new bookmarks.

For any questions, problems, or suggestions, please email nuth.enquiries.gmmmg@nhs.net.

Consultation: updated asthma pathway

On behalf of the GMMMG asthma working group, we now seek comments on a draft version of the updated Greater Manchester asthma management plan. This consultation period is open until 5pm Monday 15th November 2021.

Updated: polypharmacy resource pack

Following a technical review, the Inappropriate Polypharmacy Review and Treatment Optimisation: Resource Pack has been updated. The latest version is available from the Clinical Guidance and Pathways page.