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Summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance from professional and government 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
RDTC Covid-19 Information and Resources for Primary Care Liverpool Drug Interaction Group Prescribing Resources for experimental agents in the treatment of Covid-19
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Coronavirus Information for Pharmacists NIHR Directory of nationally prioritised Covid-19 Studies
British Medical Journal (BMJ) Covid-19 Hub includes links to guidance  UHS Guidance on Managing Covid-19 and other Health Conditions (UHS staff only)
UK Teratology Information Service Medications used to treat Covid-19 in Pregnancy  DHSC, NHSE & NHSI Standard operating procedure: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reuse of medicines in a care home or hospice
MHRA Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme: temporary advice for management during coronavirus (COVID-19)  


News Feed

June 2020: Cumulative Update List Southampton Medicines Formulary

April 2020: European Medicines Agency press release: COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes 

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.

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

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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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