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POC Policies

The Prescribing Oversight Committee is a Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership committee representing Primary and Secondary Care across West Berkshire


Prescribing Oversight Committee - Policies


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Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group has been legally dissolved and from 1 July 2022 has been replaced by a new organisation: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB). BOB ICB is now responsible for the commissioning and funding of health and care services locally. Please go to our new website for information about the work of BOB ICB and details about how to contact us.

POC Documents still remain applicable to Berkshire West until they are reviewed over time to align the position across the BOB locality. 

Please see the BW Formulary for the most up-to-date position. 

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POC (APC) 003 Insulin Degludec (Tresiba)

POC (APC) 028 Dapoxetine for managing premature ejaculation

POC (APC) 044 Vesomni - For the treatment of OAB

POC (APC) 045 Apo-go® for Parkinson's Disease

POC (APC) 046 Transdermal oxybutynin (Kentera®) for urge incontinence and/or increased urinary frequency

POC (APC) 047 Co-enzyme Q10 for the treatment of hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, myopathy or Parkinson’s disease

POC (APC) 048 Silk garments for the treatment of dermatological conditions

POC (APC) 049 Aliskiren (Rasilez®) for essential hypertension

POC (APC) 050 Ginkgo Biloba for all indications

POC (APC) 051 Lycopene Ateronon - lipid modification

POC (APC) 054 Naltrexone for multiple sclerosis

POC (APC) 061 Silicone Plasters - scar reduction

POC (APC) 063 Quetiapine XL for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 

POC (APC) 064 Purepotions Skin Salvation cream for eczema, psoriasis and sore skin conditions

POC (APC) 065 Vimovo® (naproxen with eomeprazole) for rheumatoid arthritis, AS and OA 

POC (APC) 069 Pelvic toner device for incontinence

POC (APC) 070 Heel balms containing urea

POC (APC) 072  Ketoprofen with omeprazole (Axorid®) for rheumatoid arthritis, AS and OA 

POC (APC) 074 Dutasteride plus Tamsulosin for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

POC (APC) 076 Menthol and aqueous cream

POC (APC) 077 Eosin for wound healing

POC (APC) 081 Once Daily Tadalafil (Cialis®)

POC (APC) 085 managing the entry of new drugs and devices in primary care

POC (APC) 089 Nalmefene for the reduction of alcohol consumption

POC (APC) 091 Gluten Free products for gluten enteropathy

POC (APC) 092 Lomitapide for homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia

POC (APC) 096 Elastolabo for perineal massage

POC (APC) 101 Eflornithine cream (Vaniqa) for facial hirsutism

POC (APC) 102 Managing the boundaries of NHS and privately-funded healthcare

POC (APC) 105 Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream for treating skin conditions

POC (APC) 109 Antifungal treatments for fungal nail infections

POC (APC) 110 Immediate release fentanyl products

POC (APC) 113 Omega 3 fatty acids for various indications

POC (APC) 114 Molludab for molluscum contagiosum (MC)

POC (APC) 117 Armour Thyroid and thyroid extract products for hypothyroidism

POC (APC) 119 Spatone for iron deficiency

POC (APC) 122 VSL for GI symptoms including pouchitis

POC (APC) 128 Insulin glargine (Toujeo)

POC (APC) 130 Levosert for contraception

POC (APC) 131 Ferracru for iron deficiency in IBD

POC (APC) 136 prescribing quantity guidance for adrenaline autoinjectors

POC (APC) 137 Prescribing of fluoride products

POC (APC) 140  Travel vaccines

POC (APC) 145  Rubefacients for soft tissue disorders and topical pain relief

POC (APC) 146  Co-proxamol for pain

POC (APC) 147  Oxycodone and Naloxone Combination Products

POC (APC) 150 Dosulepin

POC (APC) 152 Preparations for managing Blepharitis

POC (APC) 164 Naltrexone and bupropion (Mysimba) for the management of obesity

POC (APC) 166 Desmopressin for nocturia

POC (APC) 167 Glucosamine with or without chondroitin 

POC (APC) 168 Lutein and antioxidant vitamins 

POC (APC) 170 Camouflage cosmetics Prescribing  Policy

POC (APC) 171 Self-Care Policy

POC (APC) 175  Prolonged release doxazosin

POC (APC) 176 Herbal treatments

POC (APC) 177 Homeopathy treatments

POC (APC) 178 Paracetamol and tramadol combination products (Tramacet®)

POC (APC) 179 Perindopril arginine

POC (APC) 180 Trimipramine

POC (APC) 182 Safinamide (Xadago®) 

POC (APC) 184 Co-enzyme Q10 - Treatment of mitochondrial disorders

POC (APC) 186 Pitolisant for narcolepsy

POC (APC) 187 Perna for joint and muscle pain

POC (APC) 188 - Electromagnetic pulse therapy patched (ActiPatch)

POC (APC) 189 - Free of charge medication schemes

POC (APC) 191 - Prescribing recommendations from Tertiary Care