Non-Drug Policies

Cold Chain Policy

The aim of this document is to provide guidance to all staff who handle or administer vaccines, on the safe storage and distribution of vaccines.  It is essential that all those handling vaccines follow the policy to ensure cold chain compliance.

NHS England Cold Chain & Incidents

Homely Remedies Protocol

This protocol allows care home staff to obtain a medication without a prescription for the immediate relief of a minor, self-limiting ailment.

Homely Remedies Protocol

Managing Individual Funding Requests

This policy outlines NHS North Kirklees CCG process for managing individual funding requests.  The vast majority of health care commissioned by the CCG is covered by NHS Service Level Agreements or other contracts.  However, there are a small number of requests for treatment by individual patients each year not covered by either of these.

Managing Individual Funding Requests policy

Pharmaceutical and Related Industries Joint Working Policy

This policy outlines the CCGs principles and processes for joint working initiatives between NHS North Kirklees CCG and the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Joint Working Policy

Prescribing Policies

This section contains general prescribing policies for individual medicines or groups of medicines.

Prescription lengths policy

Principles for branded prescribing