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
NHSE Coronavirus Guidance for HCPs here.
NHSE Coronavirus Guidance for the public here.
NEW - June 2020 - BSW COVID nutrition prescribing guidance
NHSE COVID-19 SOP for Running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting. See p12 of SOP for summary flow chart.
NICE: COVID-19 Rapid Guidelines and Rapid Evidence Summaries
SPS: Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance from professional and government bodies (requires log in, free for NHSemail)
SPS: Guidance on management of drugs requiring monitoring during Covid-19 (requires log in, free for NHSemail)
AWP Procedure for the care of patients taking clozapine in primary care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic
AWP MI bulletin - Lithium during COVID-19
BSW Use of SGLT2s in Diabetes during COVID-19
NHSE Acute use of NSAIDs in people with or at risk of COVID-19
BSW Community Pharmacy Emergency Drugs List & Contact Details
End Of Life Prescribing Guidance during COVID-19 outbreak Guidance agreed with BSW hospices (Dorothy House, Prospect and Salisbury) for those unable to take medicines via oral route.
COVID-19 BSW Meds Optimisation issues. Covers antibiotic use, COPD, asthma and oxygen.
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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.