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AWMSG medicines optimisation guidance documents undergo national consultation prior to endorsement and publication. The following documents are currently under consultation and the views of healthcare professionals, industry representatives and patients/patient groups are welcomed. Please complete the associated pro-forma and return to

Please note: Comments received during consultation are compiled in a report and considered by the development group. Each comment will be addressed and any changes to the document that are made as a result will be noted. The summary report including any comments submitted will be available upon request.

AWTTC reserves the right to summarise comments, where it is deemed appropriate, and to not publish comments if we consider their publication to be unlawful or otherwise inappropriate.

By submitting your comments, you are agreeing to them being used in line with the above.

To request a consultation comment summary, please contact: Please allow three weeks from the close of the consultation period for the summary to be available.


Common Ailments Service Patient Information Leaflets

The Common Ailments Service aims to improve patient access to consistent, evidence-based advice for the management of common ailments. The final version of the Common Ailments Formulary will be presented to AWMSG at its meeting in February 2018. Patient information leaflets have been prepared for each of the conditions in the formulary. The intention is that the healthcare professional advising the patient on a specific condition will offer a copy of the associated information leaflet to the patient.

The finalised leaflets will be available in English and Welsh, and diagrams to aid identification of the condition and ensure correct administration of treatments provided are currently being drawn and will be included in the leaflets prior to publication.

Common Ailments Service Patient Information Leaflets - Consultation Draft
Common Ailments Service Patient Information Leaflets - Consultation Pro-forma

Closing date: Wednesday 7 February 2018

The latest draft of the Common Ailments Formulary, which is currently being reviewed, is provided here for information only: Common Ailments Formulary - Latest draft for information. Please note: This document is not under consultation.

AWMSG Five Year Strategy 2018-2023

AWMSG is committed to supporting Welsh Government’s Prudent Healthcare initiative, “Healthcare that fits the needs and circumstances of patients and avoids wasteful care”. This will only be achieved by working in partnership with many organisations to deliver a medicines strategy in Wales that promotes safe and effective prescribing practices. The recommendations in this strategy are aligned to these principles to ensure healthcare fits the needs and circumstances of patients.

AWMSG Five Year Strategy 2018-2023 - Consultation Draft
AWMSG Five Year Strategy 2018-2023 - Consultation Pro-forma

Closing date: Friday 19 January 2018