Welcome to the website for the North of Tyne Area Prescribing Committee.


The Area Prescribing Committee was established in January 2007 by the merging of the Newcastle Drug and Therapeutics Committee and the Northumberland and North Tyneside Drug and Therapeutics Committee. It was established to facilitate a cross-organisational approach to medicines management issues and clinical decision making which affect primary care, acute hospitals, mental health, learning disabilities and social care. The Area Prescribing Committee (APC) will serve the following participating organisations:

  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH)
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTWT)
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT)
  • NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS North Tyneside¬† Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Newcastle North and East Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group