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NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Welcome to the BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Formulary
For use by primary, secondary & community care prescribers within BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire
See about page for information relating to the three formularies which have merged to make this
new BSW joint formulary and for traffic light definitions.

To use this formulary, search by medicine name, condition [use search box below] or BNF chapter/subsection [use chapter tab]. For further information see QRG - how to use BSW formulary website and QRG - how to use BSW formulary App


Useful Links

Prescribing Guidelines 

Shared Care Agreements

BSW Management of Infections in Primary Care
Full Guideline
Quick Ref Guide adults 
Quick Ref Guide children

BSW CCG Medicines Optimisation Website

BSW Area Prescribing Committee & High Cost Drugs website

AWP formulary and AWP prescribing guidance
COVID - NHSE Covid Guidance for HCPs COVID - BSWCCG MMT Covid Guidance for HCPs  COVID - Local BSWCCG guidance for members of the public 
BSW formulary
Palliative Care Chapter 
 End Of Life Prescribing Guidance during COVID-19 outbreak  BSW Community Pharmacy Emergency Drugs List & Contact Details

BSW Continence and Stoma Information

BSW Wound Care and Dressings Information

BSW Primary Care
Prescribe Well Spend Less

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust intranet link

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust intranet link

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust intranet link

BaNES Community
H&C Services
VirginCare intranet link




News Feed

April 2021 - BSW Area Prescribing Committee - Recent Decisions Summary

March 2021 - BSW Area Prescribing Committee - Recent Decisions Summary

Feb 2021 - BSW Area Prescribing Committee - Recent Decisions Summary

Jan 2021 - BSW Area Prescribing Committee - Recent Decisions Summary

Dec 2020 - BSW Area Prescribing Committee - Recent Decisions Summary

At risk groups to receive Vit D
DHSC guidance for anyone who is CEV and/or in residential and nursing care homes, and has been offered a free supply of vit D supplements in England:  Vitamin D and clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) guidance and  Vitamin D and care homes guidance.  

Healthcare professionals with queries concerning the guidance for care homes can email: 


Also see formulary section here


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Website constantly under development. Report inaccuracies/feedback at

A number of ‘differences’ in formulary options, traffic light statuses, prescribing guidelines and shared care protocols have yet to be agreed across BSW. Please bear with us as we work to review these and please follow the guidance for your locality.

The formulary is intended to be used when prescribing for adolescents and adults. 

All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire, but is information currently held within the public domain.

Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or out of hours contact the NHS 111 service by telephoning 111.

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