Welcome to the Humber Area Prescribing Committee

Our principal role is to provide a collective, strategic approach to medicines management and prescribing. Humber APC has been formed by a merger of the Hull and East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire APCs and will review and maintain the Formulary covering Hull University Teaching Hospitals; Hull Place; East Riding of Yorkshire Place; North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust; North Lincolnshire Place and North East Lincolnshire Place. Strategic leadership has been implemented to monitor resulting outcomes, on the safe, effective and efficient management of medicines across organisational interfaces, taking into account the impact on the entire health community of the North and South banks of the Humber. A logical and systematic structure will be adopted to ensure that the Formulary can be used as a quick, effective and informative reference for prescribers.

Humber APC Core Functions

  1. The APC is an ultimate decision-making body.
  2. To develop a consistent approach to medicine-related patient care across the entire community in an environment where there is organisational autonomy and multiple care providers
  3. Focused on results rather than processes.
  4. Consistent approach to financial efficiency utilising new and progressive services/treatments whist removing obsolete and unnecessary therapeutics.
  5. Patient safety is paramount. The aim of the APC is to issue clear guidance for medical professionals, improve competences and ensure that NPSA and NICE guidelines are routinely available and always put into practice. This includes ensuring that all medicines with a relevant NICE Technical Appraisal (NICE TA) are available to the patients of our region.
  6. Promotion of clinical engagement and departmental liaison to ensure that the most appropriate outcomes are achieved in the most efficient manner.
  7. Assess the impact of APC decisions within its member organisations. There will be a yearly review inviting comment on all decisions made.
  8. Ensuring that the requirements of healthcare monitoring organisations are met particularly with respect to timeliness and equity of access to new medicines.

Click here to view the current Hull and East Riding PC Formulary

Click here to view the Humber APC Formulary

Click here to DOWNLOAD a copy of the NLaG New Line Request Form

Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: policy guidance

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

If you have any problems with either of the above links or would like further information about the Formulary, please contact the NLaG Pharmacy Office, at Scunthorpe General Hospital, on 01724 290095 who will direct your enquiry to the correct person.

For Medicine Information queries, please contact the relevant Medicine Information Department in your Trust. MI for NLaG is contactable at

For all prescribing queries relating to primary care please contact (necsu.moqueries@nhs.net) .