Developing guidance in NHS Highland
Revised Policy for Management of Policies, Procedures, and other Written Controlled Documents. NHS Highland’s controlled documents are subdivided into: Clinical, Organisational, Financial, Staff and eHealth. This procedure relates to clinical controlled documents (herein called [therapeutic] guidance). Therapeutic guidance can be submitted by any Health or Social Care Professional employed by NHS Highland.
Introduction to the TAM app
TAM (Treatment and Medicines) is a publicly available website and downloadable mobile app. It hosts NHS Highland’s therapeutic guidance, the Highland Formulary and ancillary formularies, patient information and links to recommended national resources. TAM is the recommended resource for point-of-care therapeutic guidance for clinicians working in North NHS Highland.
Note re Argyll and Bute: The majority of the content on TAM has been produced by and for North NHS Highland. Where guidance is produced by and for Argyll and Bute, this is stated.
- Information that is not suitable for public access, eg. forms and charts for clinical use, is available via a secure link to the forms library of the NHS Highland intranet.
- No patient identifiable information is hosted on TAM.
The TAM subgroup is a multidisciplinary, cross-sector and multiagency working group of NHS Highland’s Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee whose remit is to maintain the Highland Formulary and the TAM app for Highland Health and Social Care Partnership (HHSCP).
It meets bimonthly (subgroup dates). Guidance received up to 3 weeks prior to a subgroup will be discussed at that subgroup. If considered necessary, the Lead Author may attend to present the guidance.