The BLMK Medicines Management Team

Updated Guidance for Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) in people with diabetes – click here

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NEW: BLMK ICB Hypertension Resources
NEW: BLMK POLICY for Defining the Boundaries between NHS and Private Healthcare
NEW: Good Practice Guidance for Care Homes – Expiry Dates for Medication

Medicines management is a part of the wider medicines optimisation agenda. It is an evidence-based approach to prescribing which balances the safety, tolerability, effectiveness, cost and simplicity of treatments.

Good medicines management means that patients receive better, safer and more convenient care. It focuses on the prescribing of medicines ensuring patients get the best use from their medicines, working closely with clinicians to ensure the NHS gets the best value.

The team are also involved in the access to high-risk and high-cost medicines and working with secondary and tertiary care, mental health and community services to ensure these medicines are prescribed appropriately and safely.

Clinical Guidelines and Pathways

Shared Care

Prescribing Information, Bulletins & Guidance



End of Life Care Medicines Service

Area Prescribing Committee

High Cost
Drugs & IFR




NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Latest Newsletters

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BLMK APC Newsletter November 202322/03/2023209 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter February 202315/03/2023160 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
Care Home Newsletter January 202327/01/2023242 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter December 202209/01/2023228 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter November 202220/11/2022153 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter October 202217/10/2022215 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter October 202210/10/2022242 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter September 202214/09/2022149 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
Medicines Safety Newsletter Edition 312/09/2022258 KBpdfmedicines-safety-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter July 202227/07/2022567 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter July 202217/07/2022222 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter June 202230/06/2022379 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter May 202231/05/2022255 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter April 202229/04/2022293 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter April 202228/04/2022307 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter March 202213/04/2022324 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter March 202229/03/2022409 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
Medicines Safety Newsletter Edition 225/02/2022232 KBpdfmedicines-safety-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter Jan 202228/01/2022243 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter – December 202128/12/2021224 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Medicines Safety Newsletter Edition 129/11/2021224 KBpdfmedicines-safety-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter November 202129/11/2021411 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter Oct 202128/10/2021324 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
Formulary Subgroup Newsletter September 202129/09/2021309 KBpdfformulary-newsletterspdf
BLMK APC Newsletter – September 202128/09/2021228 KBpdfapc-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter July 202128/07/2021309 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – June 202128/06/2021173 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter June 202109/06/2021173 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter April 202128/04/20211,009 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter April 202109/04/2021173 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – March 202128/03/2021320 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter Feb 202109/02/2021736 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Feb 202101/02/2021577 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
Care Homes Newsletter Jan 202128/01/2021546 KBpdfcare-homes-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – December 202028/12/2020279 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Dec 202027/12/2020529 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter December 202009/12/2020524 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Nov 202027/11/2020636 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – October 202028/10/2020285 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter October 202009/10/2020388 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Sept 202027/09/2020576 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Supplementary Info Aug 202009/08/2020473 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter Aug 202009/08/2020556 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – July 202028/07/2020286 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter July 202027/07/2020517 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter June 202028/06/2020567 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – March 202028/03/2020299 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter March 202028/03/2020632 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Feb 202028/02/2020580 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
Medicines Management Newsletter Jan 202028/01/2020396 KBpdfmedicines-management-newsletterspdf
MKPAG Prescribing Newsletter Jan 202009/01/2020257 KBpdfmk-pag-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – December 201928/12/2019454 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – October 201928/10/2019301 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – July 201928/07/2019220 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – May 201928/05/2019196 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – March 201928/03/2019252 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – November 201828/11/2018168 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – July 201828/07/2018236 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – April 201828/04/2018236 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – March 201828/03/2018237 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – December 201728/12/2017278 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – October 201728/10/2017252 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – July 201728/07/2017277 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – May 201728/05/2017316 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
JPC Newsletter – March 201728/03/2017278 KBpdfjpc-newsletterspdf
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