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

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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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