BSW Area Prescribing Committee

The BaNES/Swindon/Wiltshire Area Prescribing Committee (BSW APC) serves the BSW health communities by improving the safe and effective use of medicines, and driving cost effective prescribing across its member organisations. The committee has been running since September 2020.

The core functions of the APC are:-

BSW APC will work with advisory committees from Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust; Salisbury Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG; Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust; Wiltshire Health & Care Partnership NHS Trust; VirginCare; Swindon Community provider and other providers commissioned to provide NHS services by any of these organisations.

BSW APC is committed to improving engagement with its stakeholders and clinicians, for any information please contact the secretary via

Use of ALFENTANIL via the subcutaneous route for symptom control in palliative and end of life care patients in the community (Adults).
BSW Guidance on Prescribing for Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis
BSW Rifaximin Shared Care Guideline for the reduction in recurrence of episodes of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE)
OFF-LABEL Co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone/ibidecarenone) for inborn errors of Q10 synthesis; Mitochondrial cytopathies - children
BSW Denosumab Shared Care Guideline for Osteoporosis