Dear Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board,

Since the merger of LHBs to form ABM the process of formulary decision making has clearly changed. Could you please let me know what board makes the decissions regarding drugs within ABM? Is there one board that overseas the whole area or individual boards within Swansea, Neath & Bridgend?

Assuming there is now just one board does it cover primary and secondary care?

Finally would you please provide the names of the members of the D&T board and their positions?

Yours faithfully,

David Smith

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email dated 12th March 2010 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.

We are processing your request and will respond to you shortly. In the meantime if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us at [email address]

Kind regards

Materion Corfforaethol / Corporate Affairs

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /

ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your email dated 12^th March 2010 making a Freedom of
Information request around ABM University Health Board's formulary.

I can confirm that ABM University Health Board has a Medicines Management
Group (MMG), which is tasked to provide strategic leadership on all
prescribing issues and has a policy-making role on all issues relating to
medicines management. ABM University Health Board operates a joint
formulary between Primary and Secondary Care and this is overseen by the
MMG. Practitioners in both fields are involved in the Medicines Management
Group. Please find attached the Roles and Responsibilities of the
individuals and groups involved in the Merged Entry Process.

You also asked for the names and positions of the members of the D&T
Board. It is not our usual practice to disclose the names of staff other
than those at Executive level; therefore this personal information is
withheld under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (personal
information). As ABM University Health Board does not have a D&T Board,
please find below the list of members for ABM University Health Board's
Medicines Management Group.

- Bruce Ferguson, Medical Director

- Assistant Medical Director, Secondary Care

- Assistant Medical Director, Primary Care

- Eifion Williams, Director of Finance

- Victoria Franklin, Nurse Director

- Associate Nurse Director

- 3 x Finance representatives (Bridgend, Swansea and Neath Port
Talbot Locality Offices)

- 3 x Head of Medicines Management (Swansea, Bridgend and Neath
Port Talbot Locality Offices)

- 4 x Senior Pharmacists

- 4 x Consultant representative

- 4 x General Practitioners

- 1 x Local Community Pharmacist

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you require anything further
please contact us at [1][email address]

Under the terms of the Health Board's Freedom of Information policy,
individuals seeking access to recorded information held by the Health
Board are entitled to request internal review of the handling of their
requests. If you would like to complain about the Health Board's handling
of your request please contact me directly at the address below or
register your complaint via [2][email address]. If after
Internal Review you remain dissatisfied you are also entitled to refer the
matter to the information commissioner at the Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (Tel 01625
545 745, Fax 01625 524510)

Materion Corfforaethol / Corporate Affairs

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /

ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg
University Local Health Board

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Dear (ABM ULHB),

Would it be possible for you to let me have the minutes for the medicine managment meetings in 2010?

Yours sincerely,

David Smith

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your email dated 27th April 2010 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act. You asked for copies of the Medicines Management Group minutes. The ABM University Health Board holds this information.

Please find attached minutes relating to the meeting held on 14th January 2010. The next meeting took place on 11th March 2010 and those minutes will be received and approved at the meeting on 3rd June 2010, as the meeting planned for 13th May was cancelled.

You will note that there are redacted sections of the minutes. These all relate to the removal of personal information under the exemption Section 40(2) Personal Information. We have not made such redactions where names are either at Board level or are already within the public domain.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you require anything further please contact us at [email address]

Under the terms of the Health Board's Freedom of Information policy, individuals seeking access to recorded information held by the Health Board are entitled to request internal review of the handling of their requests. If you would like to complain about the Health Board's handling of your request please contact me directly at the address below or register your complaint via [email address]. If after Internal Review you remain dissatisfied you are also entitled to refer the matter to the information commissioner at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (Tel 01625 545 745, Fax 01625 524510)

Materion Corfforaethol / Corporate Affairs
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

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Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Many thanks for the information, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

David Smith

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