NHSGGC Formulary Appeals Process
The decision to add a medicine to the NHS GG&C Adult Medicines Formulary is made by ADTC and its sub-committees and takes into consideration advice from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), and the comparative efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness against medicines already on the Formulary.
The appeals process exists to offer appropriate NHS GG&C staff or groups who feel that the omission of a medicine from the Formulary may result in a compromise in care to patients an opportunity to make their case for the inclusion of the medicine. It also allows for medicines to be removed from Formulary or restrictions on use or positioning amended (within relevant SMC guidance).
Any consultant, GP, pharmacist and qualified non-medical prescriber within NHS GG&C has the right to submit an appeal or request a new drug assessment. Any request should be made on behalf of or be supported by a recognised ADTC subcommittee, Prescribing Management Group or Managed Clinical Network from within NHS GG&C.
- To request a review of a previous ADTC decision, please use Formulary Appeal Form (FORM APP1) Please download the Word document to fill in the form.
- To request a change to an existing formulary medicine entry, please use Formulary Change Form (FORM APP2) Please download the Word document to fill in the form.
- To request for an existing formulary medicine to be removed, please use Formulary Removal Form (FORM APP3) Please download the Word document to fill in the form.
- To request the consideration of a medicine which is outwith the remit of the SMC (subject to appropriateness), please use Request for a New Drug Assessment (FORM NDA) Please download the Word document to fill in the form.
In all cases, completed paperwork for all appeals and NDA requests should be emailed to the Medicines Policy & Guidance Team at GGC.Medicines@ggc.scot.nhs.uk