News and Notices

Implementing new practices or medications/products

It has been identified that DCHS staff seeking approval for implementing new practices or medications/products have been unsure of the approval process for implementing these changes. Therefore a specialist group of DCHS staff has now been convened to support and guide staff on how to take their proposals forwards, including where their requests should be considered and who they should be governed by.

The group consists of the following members of DCHS staff:

  • Clinical Director
  • Head of Medicines Management & Chief Pharmacist
  • Senior Matron, Clinical & Professional Standards
  • Professional Standards Matron
  • Professional Standards Lead

Staff wishing to introduce new practices and medications/products etc. will need to complete a “New Product/Practice Request Form”. For copies of the form or for information, advice and support please email