Medicines Optimisation

Please note this page is no longer being updated. If you are a clinician, please refer to the Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines Management Group website in the first instance for up to date information, or email your local medicines optimisation team.

Flash Glucose Monitoring Policy

Policy for Prescribing Branded Medicines (please note Morecambe Bay CCG has adopted this policy).

Further medicines guidelines, including shared care guidelines, are available on Lancashire Medicines Management Group’s website.

Vitamin B12 Treatment and review during and after COVID-19 Pandemic 


Click here to access the Morecambe Bay Joint Formulary

Morecambe Bay CCG and Area Prescribing committee endorsed the use of NICE / PHE antimicrobial guideline: NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidance

Prescribers may also wish to download a copy and save it.

Click here to access Blood Glucose testing strips and Insulin Needle Formulary.

Click here to access the wound formulary.


Local Shared Care Guidelines 


  • Clenil (beclomethasone dipropionate) 2 years

  • Fostair NEXThaler (beclometasone dipropionate and formoterol) 2 years

  • Fostair MDI (beclometasone dipropionate and formoterol) 2 years

  • Free style Libre Confidential start and stop date

  • Prostap (leuprorelin acetate) Confidential start and stop date


Access to End of Life medicines stock list for commissioned local pharmacies

Alfentanyl Injection         

Cyclizine injection            

Dexamethasone injection             


Haloperidol injection       

Hyoscine Hydrobromide injection            

Levomepromazine injection (Nozinan®)  


Midazolam injection (high strength)         

Morphine sulphate injection        

Morphine sulphate injection        

Oxycodone injection       

Oxycodone injection       

Oxycodone oral solution (OxyNorm®)      

Phytomenadione inj (Konakion MM®)*

*Cumbria only   

Water for Injection  


Pharmacies that are providing access to End of Life medicines within Morecambe Bay

Address 1 Address 3 Address 4 Postcode Phone *May be subject to change during pandemic.*
Asda Superstore Barrow in Furness Cumbria  LA14 5UG 01229 842510 100 hour
Asda Superstore, Kendal, Cumbria  LA9 7JA 01539 742410 84 hours
48-52 Wellington Street Millom Cumbria   LA18 4DE 01229 772259 40 hour
15-17, Portland Walk, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria  LA14 1DB 01229 820449 40 hour
Units 8-9, Market Cross, Ambleside, Cumbria  LA22 9BT 015394 33355 40 hour
The Pharmacy, Hawkshead, Cumbria  LA22 0NS 015394 36201 40 hour
Health Centre Grange over Sands, Cumbria  LA11 6DY 015395 32024 40 hour
Helme Chase Surgery Pharmacy Kendal, Cumbria  LA9 7HR 01539 737953 100 hour
16, Crescent Road, Windermere, Cumbria  LA23 1DT 015394 43417 40 hour
Ovangle Road Lancaster Lancashire  LA1 5JR 01524 580790 78 hours
1 Heysham Rd Morecambe Lancashire  LA3 1DA 01524 412275 40 hour
Christie Park Morecambe Lancashire  LA4 5TJ 01524 308307 100 hours


Availability of stock Palliative Care Drugs across Morecambe Bay

The below document shows the Morecambe Bay Community Pharmacies contracted to carry the full stock of agreed Palliative Care Medicines for use alongside the Just in Case Medication sheets. This bulletin will be issued weekly to highlight where current stock levels are so that GPs, patients and carers can be signposted where to electronically send prescription requests to and collect medicines from.

Please note due to national stock levels changing on a daily basis of these medicines, this template is just a guide of potential available stock, please contact the relevant Community Pharmacy to check they still have the stock available if required.

Week commencing 6 June 2022 - LINK