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NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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There is currently a supply problem with generic 50mg bicalutamide tablets which is expected to be resolved by the end of January 2018. GPs are requested to issue a 1 month prescription for the Casodex brand in the interim as this remains available at present.

NEW: Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of antiviral medicines.

With surveillance data indicating an increase in influenza cases in the community. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of infleunca at NHS expense.

NEW: FluOOS - Flu Out of Season Prescribing Protocols, Community Claim Forms, Invoice Templates and Patient Specific Direction (PDS) documents are all now published on the CCG internet pages and under the influenza chapter 05.03.04 of the Dorset Formulary. Search fluOOS to quickly find the relevant information.

*NEW* UTI prescribing guidance for Wessex, Berkshire East & West and Surrey Heath

NEW: Guidance from the Department of Health regarding Hepatitis A : July 2017
NEW: In Focus Document for eRD can be found here
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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.

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