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The Dorset Formulary has been developed in associations with
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Welcome to the Dorset Formulary

Useful Links

Covid-19 Resources

General guidance

SPS Care Home Resource Hub

Useful resources from SPS including drug monitoring for lithium, warfarin, DMARDs etc. during COVID 19

Prescribing in primary and community care during COVID 19 outbreak

NMP Change of Circumstamces Form

Instructions For Prescriber Setting

Care Homes

ICS Advice & support

Advice flow chart

Advice poster

RPS poster

Support to move from MDS to original packs

Care Homes

Domicillary Care

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Drug List

GOV.UK guidance on re-use of a medicine in a care home or hospice

Clinical/prescribing guidance

Guidance for patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors

Managing Vitamin B12 Injections during COVID


FAQ for prescribing during the Covid-19 pandemic - Antibiotics

Clinical Guide for the Management of Anticoagulant Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic  

Guidance for Housebound Patients on Warfarin

COVID-19 Interim Guidance for prescribers around COPD & Asthma Rescue Packs

COVID 19: Temporary guidance on Denosumab

Electronic prescribing

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) resource page

NICE guidance

NICE NG163: Covid-19 Rapid Guideline - managing symptoms (including end of life) in the community 

NICE NG165: Covid-19 Rapid Guideline - managing suspected or confirmed penumonia in adults in the community

NICE NG166: Covid-19 Rapid Guideline - Severe Asthma

Shielded patients

Guidance for GP practices on sharing details of patients with shielded status with community pharmacy

 Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG)

Drug Decision Making Process

Traffic Light Categorisation

Formulary Proposal Form Shared Care Guideline Template

Primary Care

Opioid Resource Pack

SCAN Guidelines (Antibiotics)

Understanding your urine microbiology results (MSU)

SPS guidance on alternatives to solid dosage forms

CQC matrix

Medicines Optimisation Plan (including audits and savings plan)

Dorset CCG Medicines Standards

NHSE Medicines Shortage Guidance

SPS - Shortages (Log in Required)

PrescQipp Out of Stock Bulletins and Intelligence (Log in Required)

GSK shortages

MIMS Drug shortages - live tracker

Private Prescription Guidance

Private Prescription – Items Cheaper Than a Prescription Charge 

NHSE OTC patient information leaflet

NHSE OTC Letter for GPs

NHSE OTC support document

Recording Medication Issued at another Organisation on SystmOne 

Medicines Matters: mechanisms for prescribing, supply and administration of medicines

Template to Decline Prescribing in Primary Care

Red Drug Prescribing

Non-Formulary Drugs

In Focus: Steroid Cards

 Resources for Specials Prescribing


Over the counter items - GP guide to self care (PrescQIPP log in required)


Secondary Care

Individual Funding Requests (NHSE)

CCG Notification of High Cost Excluded Drugs

Cancer Drug Fund (CDF) List

Guidelines outlining the duty of care regarding drugs recommended by outpatient clinics

NHS England High Cost Drug List

Individual Funding Requests (CCG)

The Manual NHS England

Paediatric Liquid Medicines - Standardised Concentrations

Useful Websites

Yellow Card Scheme

Polypharmacy Formulary Chapter

NICE Evidence Search/ BNF

Drug Tariff

NHS Choices Patient Medicine Leaflets

Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)

OTC Directory

CCG Incident Reporting Tool

SPS: Excipients: What are the general considerations for vegan patients? Central Alerting System (CAS) homepage  Sexual Health Dorset - Pathways  

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) resource page



News Feed

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Recommendation Summary May 2021

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Annual Report 2020 - 2021

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Recommendation Summary March 2021

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Recommendation Summary November 2020

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Recommendation Summary September 2020

The Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) Recommendation Summary July 2020

>>> more news


Getting started: Use the search tool to find medicine of interest or browse by BNF chapter using the 'Chapters' Menu at top of page.

The Dorset Formulary aims to provide information on medicines supporting safe, evidence-based, cost-effective practice. Whilst the formulary contains links to relevant policies and guidelines, the prescriber retains the responsibility for the appropriate use of this information.

For further information on the development of the Dorset Formulary and participating organisations, please go to the About page. 

Comments about any aspect of the formulary can be made by using the feedback tab at the top of this page.

   Last updated: 03/08/2021 12:37:23..