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Work in progress

An overview of the medicines optimisation work underway, and due to be considered for endorsement by AWMSG.

Please note, information summarised on this page is subject to change.

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Consultation date

Publication date
(Estimated)
All Wales Chronic Pain Resources Guidelines and resources developed to provide evidence based, prudently-driven guidance for the pharmacological management of chronic pain in Wales. In addition, quick reference guides, patient information leaflets, audit resources and educational materials will also be developed. Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)
All Wales Adult Asthma Management and Prescribing Guidelines (2021 review - current version here) Guidelines developed with the aim to reduce variation in inhaler prescribing across NHS Wales. Consultation completed Autumn 2021 (September - November 2021)
All Wales COPD Management and Prescribing Guidelines (2021 review - current version here) Guidelines developed with the aim to reduce variation in inhaler prescribing across NHS Wales. Consultation completed Autumn 2021 (September - November 2021)
National Prescribing Indicators 2022-2023

Review and update of the National Prescribing Indicators (NPIs) for the financial year 2022-2023.

Information on the NPIs for 2021-2022 can be found here.

Consultation completed Autumn 2021 (September - November 2021)
Primary Care Antimicrobial Guidelines (2021 review - current version here) Guidelines developed to provide comprehensive standardised guidance for the use of antimicrobials/treatment of infections in primary care across Wales. Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)
CEPP National Audit - focus on antibiotic prescribing (2021 review - current version here) A package of audits developed to promote antibiotic prescribing in accordance with the latest guidelines and to support clinicians in promoting quality improvement by reviewing antimicrobial prescribing within their teams. Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)
Management of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Wales Guidelines developed to provide succinct advice to healthcare practitioners in Wales on the prevention and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)
Management of recurrent symptomatic urinary tract infection in adult women Guidelines developed to provide advice to the NHS in Wales on the prevention and management of recurrent UTIs in adults, containing elements of good practice as well as antimicrobial management guidelines. Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)
All Wales Advice on Oral Anticoagulation for Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (2021 review - current version here)

This guidance focuses on treatment of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and incorporates an the AWMSG-endorsed ‘Risk/Benefit Assessment Tool for Oral Anticoagulant Treatment in People with Atrial Fibrillation’, and includes recommendations from ‘Warfarin Monitoring’ relevant to the treatment of NVAF.

Consultation completed Winter 2021-2022
(December 2021 - February 2022)