All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or out of hours contact the NHS 111 service by telephoning 111.

The BaNES/Swindon/Wiltshire Area Prescribing Committee (BSW APC) serves the BSW health communities by improving the safe and effective use of medicines, and driving cost effective prescribing across its member organisations.

The core functions of the APC are:-

Senior man taking medication for diabetes while his wife reading a prescription

BSW APC is a joint partnership working with advisory committees from Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust; Salisbury Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG; Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust; Wiltshire Health & Care Partnership NHS Trust; HCRG care group; Swindon Community provider and other providers commissioned to provide NHS services by any of these organisations.

BSW APC is committed to improving engagement with its stakeholders and clinicians.

The BSW APC started with our inaugural meeting in September 2020. Further information including workplan and recent decisions will be included here in due course. In the interim, for any information please contact the secretary via bswccg.formulary@nhs.net

Declarations of Interest Process

Declarations of Interest Policy and Form

BSW APC Technical Group Terms of Reference

BSW APC Terms of Reference

BSW Shared Care Agreement Template

Meeting Dates

Technical

9th March 2022
13th April 2022
11th May 2022
15th June 2022
13th July 2022
10th August 2022
14th September 2022
12th October 2022
9th November 2022
7th December 2022

Full

17th February 2022
26th March 2022
28th April 2022
26th May 2022
30th June 2022
28th July 2022
18th August 2022
29th September 2022
20th October 2022
24th November 2022
15th December 2022

Attendance Full meeting - all members
Attendance Technical meeting - pharmacists only

Meetings will operate via MSTeams

For further information please contact the secretary via bswccg.formulary@nhs.net