NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire CCG Medicines Optimisation Team
The Medicines Optimisation Team at NHS BSW CCG provides support to all prescribers in Primary Care.
In order to do this we carry out the following functions:
• Represent BSWCCG at local formulary meetings
• Liaise with secondary and tertiary care on commissioning contracts involving medicines
• Issue ‘Script’ newsletter (monthly)
• Provide telephone and email advice for GPs, Practice staff and Non-medical prescribers in Primary Care during office hours
• Ensure medicines governance compliance
• Provide support to the LCFS and NHS England Area Team with issues related to prescribing and fraud
• Monitor all prescribing in primary care
• Support to the CCG on issues relating to prescribing
Patients: for POD practices ONLY For a full list of practices please go to :
For medication ordering via POD in Wiltshire please call 0300 123 6242 or during this emergency period only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that when calling or emailing POD, the essential information required is:
• GP practice
• Date of birth
• Medicines required
• Your usual pharmacy
If your prescription request is urgent, please telephone the POD to ensure it is dealt with the same day.
Your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy for collection after one week, and your email will be deleted after 1 month.
For queries or complaints, please contact PALS as follows:-
BaNES and Wiltshire
If you are a patient registered with a BaNES or Wiltshire GP you can contact the Complaints and PALS service by email at BSWCCG.email@example.com or by phoning 0300 123 2103 or 0300 013 4762
If you are a patient registered with a Swindon GP you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0300 200 8844