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Prescribing group

Sub group of the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) Respiratory Strategy Group

Terms of reference 

  • To advise the Respiratory Strategy Group and UHL Therapeutic Advisory Service (TAS) with regard to prescribing issues in respiratory medicine            

  • To draw up and implement local guidelines for respiratory drugs, devices and prescribing of oxygen, in hospital and advise primary care of similar issues where relevant.

  • be proactive in new areas of development in respiratory prescribing, developing guidelines for use of new agents and advising service managers of significant advances that may need funding.

Membership 2008

Chair:              

Dr Susan Carr, Senior pharmacist, Medicines information, LRI

Secretary:        

Ms Anna Murphy, Consultant respiratory pharmacist, UHL

Members:        

Dr Owen Uprichard - general practitioner (GP), Leicester

Dr Gerrit Woltmann - consultant physician, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital

Professor Peter Bradding - consultant physician, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital

Ms Jane Scullion - nurse consultant, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital

Kim Carroll - prescribing advisor, Medicine Management Team, Leicestershire County & Rutland PCT

Karen Jackson - asthma and allergy nurse specialist, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital.