UKMi Medicines Access Group

Our members are:

Helen Davis North West Medicines Information Centre (Chair)
Alison Alvey South West Medicines Information Centre
David Erskine London & South East Medicines Information Centre
Glenn Harley North West Procurement
Joanne McEntee North West Medicines Information Centre (Secretary)
Samantha Owen Southampton Medicines Advice Centre
Sheena Vithlani London North Thames Medicines Information Centre
Stephen Erhorn Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre, Newcastle
Vanessa Chapman, Trent Medicines Information Centre

Our key objectives are:

  • To horizon scan for new medicines to facilitate managed entry to the NHS.
  • To help identify opportunities for the NHS at the end of patent life of a medicine.
  • To respond to NHS and patient need in the event of reduced access to currently available medicines.
  • To highlight and contribute to national guidance so that the NHS and patients get best value from their medicines.


Horizon scanning administrator use only – New Drugs Online database and Patents database.