NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

NHSGGC Formulary Appeals Process

The decision to add a medicine to the GGC 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 NHSGGC 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).

Where the individual appellant wishes a medicine that has previously been considered by ADTC and not included in the GGC Adult Medicines Formulary to be re-evaluated by ADTC, the following form should be used:

Where an appropriate NHSGGC committee or group (e.g. Prescribing Management Groups, MCNs, ADTC Subcommittees) wish an existing GGC Adult Medicines Formulary medicine to be amended (e.g. change in place in therapy or change in restriction) the following form should be used:

Where an appropriate NHSGGC committee or group wish an existing formulary medicine to be removed from the GGC Adult Medicines Formulary, the following form should be used:

Where a medicine or preparation is outwith the remit of the SMC and an individual appeallant or appropriate NHSGGC committee or group wishes ADTC to consider the medicine for inclusion in the Formulary (subject to appropriateness), the following form should be used:

In all cases, completed paperwork for all appeals and NDA requests should be emailed to the Formulary Team at GGC.Medicines@ggc.scot.nhs.uk