Formularies

Introduction to Formulary

This formulary is intended for the use of clinicians within the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and focuses on medicines prescribed in primary care.

Medicines are reviewed for inclusion through the Basingstoke, Southampton and Winchester District Prescribing Committee (DPC). The main aim of the DPC is to ensure that there is a consistent approach to prescribing the most effective, safest and cost effective medicines across the local healthcare community. The CCG Medicines Optimisation Clinical Steering Group discusses and endorses the recommendations of the DPC and these are then incorporated into the formulary.

This formulary provides a list of medicines recommended for routine prescribing or those available under certain criteria. Patients stabilised on other therapies may be switched to a formulary drug if and when clinically appropriate.

It is recognised that in the best interests of patient care there will be situations when medicines that are not on the formulary may be required. If a non-formulary drug is requested on a wider scale, a formulary application should be made.

Layout

The formulary has been arranged by BNF chapter. A number of medicines are indicated for the treatment of more than one condition but will only be listed within those chapters where it is a product of choice.

A traffic light classification has been adopted to advise on prescribing responsibility between specialists and primary care as described below:

Red – medicines suitable for use in specialist settings only

Amber – usually specialist initiated/recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care. Shared care agreements may exist

Green – suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care

Medicines recommended for hospital use only and those not supported by the DPC are included at the end of each chapter for information.

For more information about formularies please visit the West Hampshire CCG website here.

Formulary - Anaesthesia (April 2017)
Formulary - Cardiovascular (April 2017)
Formulary - Central Nervous system (April 2017)
Formulary - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx (April 2017)
Formulary - Endocrine (April 2017)
Formulary - Eye (April 2017)
Formulary - Gastrointestinal (April 2017)
Formulary - Immunological products and Vaccines (April 2017)
Formulary - Infections (April 2017)
Formulary - Malignant Disease and Immunosuppression (April 2017)
Formulary - Musculoskeletal and Joint disease (April 2017)
Formulary - Nutrition and Blood (April 2017)
Formulary - Obs, Gynae & UT disorders (April 2017)
Formulary - Respiratory system (April 2017)
Formulary - Skin (April 2017)
Formulary - Continence June 2015
Formulary - NHCCG Gluten free formularies 2016
Formulary - Oral Nutritional Supplements 2017
Formulary - Wounds (Oct 2016)
To view the current Red Drug List please click here
NHCCG GP Inappropriate Referral Letter 2013-01v2
NHCCG Preferred Drugs List update July 2017
NHCCG Preferred Drugs List July 17
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