Report : Traffic light status report 22/04/2021 01:08:20
Section Name Number of items
Red Red  718
Amber Amber  221
Amber with Shared Care Amber with Shared Care  31
Green Green  692
Self Self  101
Black Black  2
Red Specialist Centre Red Specialist Centre  3
Unknown Unknown  1814

 Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description
 Red RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  
 Amber 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.  
 Green These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  
 Self Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  
 Grey Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   
 Black (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.   
 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.