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

Useful Links

BNFSPC  Area Prescribing Group Minutes CCG Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions Prescribing Commissioning and over the counter
Feedback To Us Link
BNF For Children Formulary Working Group Minutes Area Prescribing Group Newsletters NHS England Patient Group Directions    High Cost Drugs
MHRA Drug Safety Updates Formulary Application Form Vaccine Update Prescribing Audits  Communications and drug discontinuations
RICaDs and ESCAs
Burton Hospital NHS Trust
Essential Shared Care Agreements
RICaDs SSSFT Mental Health Essential Shared Care Agreements
Clinical Formularies and Guidelines
Area Prescribing Group Guidelines Woundcare Formulary Antimicrobial Guidance Continence Prescribing Formulary
CCG Formularies
North Staffs Joint Formulary Birmingham and Surrounds Formulary Derbyshire Formulary  Wolverhampton Formulary


News Feed

06/11/2018 - EPS - Frequently asked questions, General Practice Guidance has been added to the Communications and Drug discontinuation tile

27/09/2018 - Antibiotic Campaign 2018. The Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent CCGs are launching their antibiotic campaign for 2018 - Save our Antibiotics – be self-care aware.  Resources will be sent out to GP practices during October.

26/09/2018 - Adrenaline / Epinephrine (Soln for injection) Auto-Injector - Please prescribe generically due to variable stock shortages of each of the three brands - Jext, Emerade and Epipen.

15/08/18 Information on the Over-the-Counter policy can be found here:  over the counter policies

26/07/2018 - Inhaler technique videos have been added to the formulary Inhaler technique videos a direct link is also available from the beginning of the respiratory chapter

07/06.18 New updated version of decline to prescribe form

Decline to prescribe form v2

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  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 1 Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care. For some drugs there may be a Ricad in place to aid the transition to 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)
Green Suitable first-line drugs for implementation in Primary Care  

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