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  • Yellow Card Centre Wales supports the WHO's World Patient Safety Day 2021

    For World Patient Safety Day, 17 September 2021, the World Health Organisation urged all stakeholders to “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth! with the theme “Safe maternal and newborn care”.

    YCC Wales supported the campaign via social media and aimed to raise awareness of reporting suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in pregnant and breast feeding women and in children to the Yellow Card scheme. Children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to ADRs because they are often not included in clinical trials when the safety profile of medicines is investigated. That means extra care must be taken to ensure that medicines and doses are correct for these patient groups, and that any suspected adverse drug reactions that may occur are reported. YCC Wales produced and promoted the use of posters to highlight the importance of reporting ADRs in these groups.


About Us

Our work at AWTTC focuses on:

  • Health technology appraisal
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Medicines safety, including the reporting of serious adverse reactions
  • Education
  • Toxicology services
  • Prescribing analysis

We provide professional secretariat, pharmaceutical, clinical and health economics support to AWMSG and its subgroups. 

We co-ordinate and support the Individual Patient Funding Request (IPFR) process following national consultation and the new One Wales Interim Commissioning Process.

We also manage the Wales Patient Access Scheme, a scheme introduced to enable manufacturers of medicines to offer a price reduction or rebate, thereby improving the cost-effectiveness of a medicine.

Organisations

  • AWTTC

    Providing prescribing and medicines optimisation services

  • AWTTC

    All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre

    Why? Create a healthier, better informed Wales

    How? By excellence in delivery of a portfolio of services in Therapeutics and Toxicology

    What? Aim to be the authority on therapeutics and toxicology in Wales, liaising with, informing and assisting healthcare professionals, involving patients and the general public and advising Welsh Government, as well as engaging with the pharmaceutical industry

  • PAMS

    Improving access to medicines

  • PAMS

    Patient Access to Medicine Service

    Why? Improve access to medicines for patients in Wales

    How? Assessment of the best available evidence using robust, transparent and inclusive processes

    What? Appraise health technologies and assess the latest evidence

  • WAPSU

    Analysing prescribing data and developing medicines optimisation resources

  • WAPSU

    Welsh Analytical Prescribing Support Unit

    Why? Improve health by optimising the way medicines are used in Wales

    How? Use of the latest evidence and data to guide best practice and provide insight and context for prescribers

    What? Analyse medicines usage data and forecast prescribing activity; develop guidelines and educational resources; facilitate the Wales Patient Access Scheme processes

    WeMeReC

    Welsh Medicines Resource Centre

    Why? Improve the appropriate use of medicines in NHS Wales

    How? Education in therapeutics, prescribing and behavioural change for all

    What? Produce a combination of digital and face-to-face learning opportunities

  • WNPU

    Providing national advice and local treatment for poisoned patients

  • WNPU

    Welsh National Poisons Unit

    Why? Improve the clinical outcome of poisoned patients

    How? 24/7 bespoke telephone advice, online poison database and local treatment unit

    What? Provide 24-hour emergency advice to health professionals in the UK and Ireland

  • YCC Wales

    Monitoring adverse drug reactions

  • YCC Wales

    Yellow Card Centre Wales

    Why? Improve the safety of medicines for patients in Wales

    How? Education in medicines safety, the Yellow Card scheme and side effect reporting

    What? Promote the timely and appropriate reporting of suspected side effects

Organisations

AWTTC

Providing prescribing and medicines optimisation services

AWTTC

All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre

Why? Create a healthier, better informed Wales

How? By excellence in delivery of a portfolio of services in Therapeutics and Toxicology

What? Aim to be the authority on therapeutics and toxicology in Wales, liaising with, informing and assisting healthcare professionals, involving patients and the general public and advising Welsh Government, as well as engaging with the pharmaceutical industry

WAPSU

Analysing prescribing data and developing medicines optimisation resources

WAPSU

Welsh Analytical Prescribing Support Unit

Why? Improve health by optimising the way medicines are used in Wales

How? Use of the latest evidence and data to guide best practice and provide insight and context for prescribers

What? Analyse medicines usage data and forecast prescribing activity; develop guidelines and educational resources; facilitate the Wales Patient Access Scheme processes

WeMeReC

Providing education in therapeutics, prescribing and behavioural change

WeMeReC

Welsh Medicines Resource Centre

Why?Improve the appropriate use of medicines in NHS Wales

How? Education in therapeutics, prescribing and behavioural change for all

What? Produce a combination of digital and face-to-face learning opportunities

WNPU

Providing national advice and local treatment for poisoned patients

WNPU

Welsh National Poisons Unit

Why? Improve the clinical outcome of poisoned patients

How?24/7 bespoke telephone advice, online poison database and local treatment unit

What? Provide 24-hour emergency advice to health professionals in the UK and Ireland

PAMS

Improving access to medicines

PAMS

Patient Access to Medicines Service

Why? Improve access to medicines for patients in Wales

How? Assessment of the best available evidence using robust, transparent and inclusive processes

What? Appraise health technologies and assess the latest evidence

YCC Wales

Monitoring adverse drug reactions

YCC Wales

Yellow Card Centre Wales

Why? Improve the safety of medicines for patients in Wales

How? Education in medicines safety, the Yellow Card scheme and side effect reporting

What? Promote the timely and appropriate reporting of suspected side effects