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 Formulary Chapter 22: Prescribing Guidelines - Full Chapter
Notes:

Please bear with us as we continue to maintain this formulary and the BSW APC website. Prescribing Guidelines can be found in the table below.
As we align guidance for BSW we aim to host the full set of BSW Guidelines here as the BSW APC website has better searchability functions.

Group

Title

Chapter

 

Chapter 1 - Gastro-intestinal system

 

BSW

BSW PPI Guidance in Adults

 1

3Ts

Management of IBS with constipation in Adults

1

SFT

PPIs IN PAEDIATRICS

1

BCAP

Management of IBS with constipation in Adults

1

BCAP

BSW Crohns Blueteq Pathway

1

BCAP

BSW Ulcerative Colitis Blueteq Pathway

1

BCAP

Constipation Guidance for Adults 2019

1

 

Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system

 

BSW

Sacubitril Valsartan for Heart Failure

2

3Ts

Management of Lipids in Primary Care

2

3Ts

Hypercholesterolaemia biologic treatment pathway

2

3Ts

QT interval and drug therapy

2

BCAP

Managing Patients with a High INR on Warfarin

2

BCAP

BCAP Guidelines for prophylaxis and treatment of VTE

2

BSW

Guidance on converting between anticoagulants

2

BCAP

Management of Lipids in Primary Care

2

BCAP

Rivaroxaban PIL to prevent blood clots when lower limb in plaster cast

2

BSW

BSW Summary of antiplatelet options in CV disease

2

BCAP

BEMS Community DVT Scan referral and Rivaroxaban

2

BCAP

DOACs for DVT and PE in Adults: Local pathways

2

BCAP

Lower limb plaster cast Thromboprophylaxis protocol

2

 

Chapter 3 - Respiratory system

 

BSW

COPD Guidance for Management in Primary Care Aug 2019

 3

BSW

COPD Inhaler guide

3

3Ts

Asthma guidance for Adults

3

BCAP

Asthma guidance in adults - August 2018

3

 

Chapter 4 - Central nervous system

 

BSW

AWP Prescribing Guidance for Mental Health Prescribers and GP's in Perinatal Mental Health

4

BSW

Domperidone Guidance

 4

BSW

Lidocaine Plasters

4

BSW

BSW Chronic Migraine Pathway for Adults

BSW

Pain Management Guidance

4

3Ts

AWP Valproate prescribing for bipolar disorder

4

3Ts

Naltrexone for Alcohol SC treatment pathway

4

3Ts

Prospect Hospice opioid conversion chart for palliative care

4

3Ts

Guidance on swapping and stopping anti depressants

4

3Ts

Nalmefene for alcohol treatment: Protocol for GPs

4

3Ts

Depression treatment pathway

4

BCAP

Oxycodone guidance

4

BCAP

Depression treatment pathway

4

BCAP

Nalmefene Information for Wiltshire GPs only

4

BCAP

NHSE Pregabalin and Gabapentin CD Briefing note

4

BCAP

Guidance on swapping and stopping anti depressants

4

BCAP

Treatment pathway for Increasing and Higher Risk drinkers

4

 

Chapter 5 - Infections

 

BSW

BSW Primary Care Antibiotics Guidance FULL

5

BSW

BSW Primary Care Antibiotic Guidance – QRG Children

5

BSW

BSW Primary Care Antibiotic Guidance – QRG Adults

5

 

Chapter 6 - Endocrine system

 

BSW

BSW Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetes Guideline

 6

BSW

Sharps Disposal and Prescribing on FP10's

 6

BSW

NHS BSW CCG COVID-19: Advice for new and existing patients with osteoporosis being treated with zoledronic acid or denosumab

6

BSW

NHS BSW CCG Managing adrenal insufficiency in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

 6

BSW

NHS BSW CCG Managing male patients with prostate cancer on LHRH analogues during COVID-19 pandemic

3Ts

Management of Hyperglycaemia in Type 2 diabetes

6

3Ts

3Ts Insulin Formulary

6

3Ts

Alogliptin switch guidance

6

BCAP

RNHRD Bisphosphonate treatment guidelines for GPs

6

BSW

HRT Formulary Treatment Options

6

BCAP

NHSE Primary Care responsibilities Gender Dysphoria

6

BCAP

RCP Good Practice Guideline Gender Dysphoria

6

BCAP

BCAP Insulin Formulary

6

BCAP

T2 Diabetes BP management in adults

6

BCAP

NHSE Interim Gender Dysphoria Protocol 2013/14

6

 

Chapter 7 - Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary-tract disorders

 

BSW

OAB guidance

7

3Ts

ED guidance

7

BSW

EVRA patch guidance

7

 

Chapter 8 - Malignant disease and immunosuppression

 

 

Chapter 9 - Nutrition and blood

 

BSW

BSW COVID nutrition prescribing guidance

 9

BSW

Guide to Prescribing Thickeners for Adults in Primary Care

9

BSW

BSW ITP Treatment Pathway for Adult Patients

9

BSW

Oral Nutritional Supplements Formulary

9

BSW

Care Home Malnutrition Screening Tool

9

BSW

Community Malnutrition Screening Tool

9

BSW

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency 

 

3Ts

Prescribing of vitamins and minerals

9

BCAP

Food first advice

9

BCAP

Guidelines on the prescribing of Gluten Free Foods

9

BCAP

Guide to local gluten free shopping BaNES only

9

BCAP

Magnesium Supplementation

9

BCAP

Vitamin D guidance

9

 

Chapter 10 - Musculoskeletal and joint diseases

 

 

Chapter 11 - Eye

 

BSW

UKOPG Clinical Guidance - Ophthalmic special order products

11

BSW

BSW Dry Eye Guidance

11

BSW

BaNES and Wilts Pharmacological Management of Glaucoma in Primary Care

11

 

Chapter 12 - Ear, nose and oropharynx

 

BSW

BSW Dental Prescribing (including Fluoride) Statement

 12

3Ts

Allergic Rhinitis guidance

12

BCAP

Allergic Rhinitis guidance

12

 

Chapter 13 - Skin

 

BSW

BSW Barrier Cream Guidance

13

BSW

BSW Actinic Keratoses guidelines Jan2020

13

BSW

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) list of Dermatology Special Products

13

3Ts

Duplimab for atopic dermatitis treatment pathway

13

3Ts

Emollient quantities guidance

13

3Ts

Emollients prescribing guidelines

13

3Ts

Topical psoriasis treatment pathway

13

3Ts

Wiltshire dressings formulary booklet and guidelines

13

BSW

BSW Acne Guidance

13

BCAP

Duplimab for atopic dermatitis treatment pathway

13

BCAP

Emollients prescribing guidelines

13

BCAP

MRSA Treatment Summary

13

BSW

Plaque Psoriasis biologic treatment pathway

13

  Chapter 16 - Paediatrics  

BCAP

BCAP Drooling in Children

16 

 

Chapter 17 - Continence and Stoma information

 

BCAP

Integrated Continence Urology Products formulary

17

BSW

BSW Catheter Care Guidance

17

 

Chapter 21 - Palliative Care Formulary

 

 BSW

EOL COVID prescription support v5

21 

GWH

Swindon and GWH Community Palliative & End of Life Care Support

21 

Wessex

Palliative Care Handbook

21

RUH

Palliative Care Prescribing Advice for GPs (incl. Just In Case prescribing)  21

 

 

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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG
Blueteq
High Cost Drug Approval System

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Status Description

Traffic LightRed

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  

Traffic LightAmber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation or recommendation.  

Traffic LightAmber with Shared Care

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Traffic LightGreen

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  

Traffic LightSelf

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Traffic LightGrey

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   

Traffic LightBlack

(In use from Oct 2020) Used where a decision has been made by the BSW APC not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

Traffic LightRed Specialist Centre

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where this medicine and indication is ONLY available through a Specialist Centre according to a NICE Highly Specialised Technology or NHSE Specialised Commission Circular / Policy.  

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