ABOUT THE DORSET FORMULARY
This Formulary is for use by prescribers and healthcare professionals across Dorset. The development of the formulary has been overseen by the Dorset Formulary Working Group (a sub-group of the Dorset Medicines Advisory Group) and choices are based on clinical evidence as well as consultant and GP opinion.
The formulary aims to provide information on medicines available to prescribers, reflecting safe, evidence-based, cost-effective choices. This formulary replaces both the Pan-Dorset formulary, which remains available at http://www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/aboutus/medicines-management/pan-dorset-formulary.htm for a short time, but also the individual Trust formularies at each respective participating Trust.
The Formulary is not intended to be a static document. If you would like a drug to be considered for inclusion in the Formulary please email either Formulary.Applications@dorsetccg.nhs.uk, or your Trust representative for a copy of the New Medicine Submission Form which you should then fill in.
· Searchable by medicine name / class / condition or BNF chapter/subsection.
· Hyperlinks to e-BNF, e-BNFc (which are now accessed via the
Medicines Complete website) and to the electronic medicines
compendium which holds Summaries of product Characteristics.
· First and Second choices shown where possible to assist cost-
· Restricted medicines show approved indications and/or prescribers.
· Traffic light status displayed.
· Links to relevant local and national guidelines.
· Feedback section for users – send us your comments!
· 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
Every care has been taken in the compilation and publication of the content on our website. However, the Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (and its constituent members) will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.
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Updated October 2014
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