New Medicines Reviews 2013

Reports on the role of SMC & Review of IPTR & ADTC

Appendix 2: Web search criteria

To determine accessibility to patients and the public of information on new medications and the process undertaken for these decisions, the below search terms were identified, which included terms it was assumed a member of the public would understand, specific medicine names from the above list, and terms that would require some knowledge of the process for new medicines. The terms used were;

  • Medicines
  • Fidaxomicin
  • Everolimus
  • Tocilizumab
  • Colecalciferol
  • Prescribing
  • SMC
  • Formulary
  • ADTC

These terms were entered into each NHS board's main website's search facility, in the order presented above, and any information regarding decisions taken on new medicines recorded.



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