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Southampton Joint Formulary

Welcome to the Southampton Joint Medicines Formulary

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Southampton City CCG University Hospital Southampton
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 Covid-19 Resources

NICE Covid-19 Rapid guidelines and evidence reviews

Specialist Pharmacy Service Medicines Guidance Summaries

Summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance from professional and government bodies 

West Hampshire CCG COVID-19 Medicines Information

NHS England and NHS Improvement Coronavirus guidance for clinicians NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialty guides for patient management
British Medical Journal (BMJ) Covid-19 Hub includes links to guidance  UHS Guidance on Managing Covid-19 and other Health Conditions (UHS staff only)


News Feed

Nov 2020: Cumulative update list Southampton Medicines Formulary

Sept 2020: Home Office circular: cannabis-based medicine, Epidyolex, is to be placed in Schedule 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

April 2020: A joint letter from the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers and NHS England and Improvement’s’ National Medical Director to every NHS Trust in the country asks that all efforts are made to enrol patients into nationally prioritised clinical trials on COVID-19, and strongly discourages using off-licence treatments outside of a trial. Full letter here.

June 2019: updated NHS England Guidance for CCGs: Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

Drug Shortages or Discontinuations

March 2018: NHS England Guidance for CCGs: Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care and implementation resources

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The NHS in and around Southampton and West Hampshire reviews the use of medicines through the Basingstoke, Southampton and Winchester District Prescribing Committee (DPC). The main aim of the DPC is to ensure that there is a consistent approach to prescribing the most safe, efficacious and cost effective medicines across the local healthcare community. The Southampton Joint Medicines Formulary follows recommendations from the DPC, and is for use by all primary and secondary care prescribers within Southampton (See 'about’).

This formulary provides a list of medicines available for routine prescribing or those available within certain criteria. Unless otherwise stated, the medicines selected are recommended as first choice, particularly for new patients. Those patients stabilised on other therapies may be switched to a formulary drug if and when clinically appropriate. 


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