Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances

The Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) is responsible for advising on the prescribing of nutritional and dermatological products for use in NHS primary care.

Role of the ACBS

The ACBS is responsible for advising on the prescribing of borderline substances for use in NHS primary care.

Borderline substances are nutritional or dermatological products that have been specially formulated to manage medical conditions.

The ACBS reviews applications for borderline substances made by manufacturers. Products approved and recommended by the ACBS are listed in Part XV of the Drug Tariff.

The ACBS has published its work programme for 2020 (PDF, 24.9KB, 2 pages).

Membership

  • Ms Alison Smith, Chair (Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian)
  • Dr Ian R White (Consultant Dermatologist)
  • Dr Andrea Hilton (Pharmacist)
  • Ms Una Cuthbert (Prescribing Support Dietitian)
  • Ms Vera Todorovic (Consultant Dietitian in Clinical Nutrition)
  • Ms Emily Walters (Dietician)
  • Mr Stuart Lakin (Pharmacist - Head of Medicines Management)
  • Mr Stephen Lewis (Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist)
  • Ms Emma Emmerson (Dietician – Nutrition and Dietetic Service Lead)
  • Dr Amit Arora (Consultant Physician/Geriatrician)
  • Ms Rosemary Stennett (Medicines Management Dietitian)
  • Ms Isabelle Brady (Paediatric Dietician)
  • Ms Evelyn Ward (Paediatric Dietician)

Submit an application for review by the ACBS

See the guidance and forms for submitting applications.

ACBS Secretariat address

ACBS Secretariat
Room 2S07
Department of Health and Social Care
Quarry House
Leeds
LS2 7UE

Contact details

acbs@dhsc.gov.uk