netFormulary South Staffordshire Joint Formulary NHS
South Staffordshire CCGs
Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cannock Chase Hospital
County Hospital Stafford

Preferred Prescribing list for South Staffordshire CCGs, including Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
Cannock and Stafford Hospitals Foundation Trust

Useful Links

Area Prescribing Group Guidelines BNFSPC MHRA Drug Safety Updates Area Prescribing  Group Minutes 

Burton Hospital NHS Trust

Essential Shared Care Agreements 

Area Prescribing Group Newsletters Grey List
(Items that cannot be Prescribed)
Formulary Application Form Formulary Working Group Minutes  
Feedback To Us Link BNF For Children Mental Health Essential Shared Care Agreements Vaccine Update  
Prescribing Audits NHS England Patient Group Directions   CCG Patient Group Directions   RICaDs  
North Staffs Joint Formulary Wolverhampton Formulary Derbyshire Formulary

Woundcare Formulary

Antimicrobial Guidelines 2016


  1. The Preferred Prescribing List for the various therapeutic sections of  the British National Formulary (BNF) can be accessed via the links

   2.     PDF How to use guide

   3.   Drugs are colour coded according to the following criteria:


Status Description
Red Drugs which require special consideration. These are drugs for Consultant Prescribing ONLY. They should not be prescribed in Primary Care.  
Amber Second-line drugs. Either more clinically or cost effective drugs are available or use should be restricted to certain groups (including ESCA's) or specialist initiation groups. They may be prescribed within Primary and Secondary Care  
Amber 1 Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care.  
Amber 2 Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care but also require and ESCA (Shared Care Agreement) or a RICaD (Rationale for Initiation, Continuation and Discontinuation)
Green Suitable first-line drugs for implementation in Primary Care  

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