Medicines Management

Medicines are an integral part of the care and treatment that many local patients receive to manage their health conditions and improve their health.

Efficient management of medicines is an important part of our mix in delivering positive outcomes for patients and value for money for NHS resources. We work closely with GP practices, community pharmacies and other clinicians and health professionals to ensure medicines are optimised so our patients receive evidence-based treatments at a price affordable to the local health economy.

If you have any questions about the medicines you have been prescribed please talk to your GP or pharmacist in the first instance.

Are you self-care aware?

Sometimes it might be easier, quicker and cheaper for you to buy medicines over the counter at your local pharmacy to help manage common short-term illnesses. Find out more about self-care by clicking here.

East Sussex Health Economy Formulary

The East Sussex Health Economy Formulary is a collaboration between primary and secondary care which promotes good quality prescribing in accordance with both local and national guidance. 

The formulary has been developed as an advisory tool to assist in promoting safe, cost-effective prescribing within the health economy. It aims to cover the majority of prescribing whilst recognising that there will be instances where prescribing outside the formulary will be both necessary and appropriate.

Click here to access the brand new East Sussex Health Economy Formulary website.

If you have any questions about the formulary, please contact the Medicines Management team at or on 01424 735633. 

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