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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
 Formulary Chapter 30: Temp - Full Chapter
30  Palliative Care Formulary
30.01  Symptom Control
30.01.01  Analgesics
30.01.01  Non-opioid analgesics
30.01.01  Opioid analgesics to top
30.01.01  Neuropathic Pain
30.01.01  Bone pain / Other
30.01.01  Spare
30.01.02  Antiemetics
30.01.03  Antisecretory drugs to top
30.01.04  Anticonvulsants / Anxiolytics
30.01.05  Laxatives
30.01.06  Miscellaneous or Other
30.02  Syringe Drivers
30.02  Analgesics to top
30.02  Antiemetics drugs
30.02  Antisecretory drugs
30.02  Anticonvulsants / Anxiolytics
30.03  Just in Case Prescribing in Primary Care
30.04  Just in Case Prescribing Secondary Care to top
30.05  Useful contact details and Community Pharmacy Emergency Drugs
note Notes
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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
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Status Description


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


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

Amber 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.  


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


Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  


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


Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.  

Red 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.