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Southampton Joint Formulary

Welcome to the Southampton Joint Medicines Formulary

Useful Links

Shared care guidelines DPC medicines guidance
Immunoglobulin forms

Formulary applications (UHS)

Formulary applications (Southampton CCG)

Southampton City CCG University Hospital Southampton
NHS England Specialised Commissioning Documents  NICE Guidance
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 Covid-19 Resources

NICE Covid-19 Rapid guidelines and evidence reviews


Specialist Pharmacy Service Links to guidance and advice from Professional Bodies

NHS England and NHS Improvement Coronavirus guidance for clinicians NHS England and NHS Improvement Specialty guides for patient management
Position Statement of the ESC Council on ACE-Inhibitors and ARBs in Covid-19   Renal Association UK position statement on Covid-19 and ACE Inhibitor/Angiotensin Receptor Blocker use
European Medicines Agency advice on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for Covid-19   UK Government response: Ibuprofen use and Covid19/Coronavirus
British Lung Foundation shielding advice for patients with long-term lung conditions Primary Care Diabetes Society Factsheet for Healthcare professionals: Covid-19 and diabetes
PCWHF Managing contraceptive provision without face-to-face consultations  PSNC Covid-19 Resource Hub for community pharmacists
European Medicines Agency Update on treatments and vaccines against Covid-19 under development European Medicines Agency recommendations on compassionate use of remdesivir for Covid-19
RECOVERY trial information AHSN Network guide for the safe switching of warfarin to DOACs during the COVID-19 pandemic


News Feed

March 2020: MHRA Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine not licensed for coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment

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


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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