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York and Scarborough Formulary
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with
Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group
Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group

Welcome to York and Scarborough joint Formulary

Useful Links

Medicines Information Electronic Enquiry form
(YTHNHSFT access only)

IVmonographs,  please refer to Medusa injectable medicines guide.

Selected York Hospital IV monographs can be found within the individual drug entry (YTHNHSFT access only)

York Hospitals
Shared Care Guidelines 

Hull and East Riding Shared Care Guidelines "Amber drugs list"

For mental health SCG please refer to
individual drug entry.

Drug and Therapeutics Committee new product request form Vale of York and Scarborough/Ryedale Medicines Commissioning Committee application forms 

Individual Funding request forms (IFR)

Local CCGs
Medicines Commissioning positions

Vale of York CCG
Scarborough and Ryedale CCG
Wound Care Formulary

County Durham and Darlington Drug Monitoring recommendations

Please forward any comments that you have on the guidelines to the author. Some of the recommendations are not necessarily in line with national best practice, rather they are a pragmatic approach combining safety and practicality in the real world of the Durham and Darlington primary care locality.

NEW: North Yorkshire antibiotic prescribing guideline for primary care 

TEWV Medication Guidelines Outpatient prescribing guidelines
(YTHNHSFT access only)

NHSE Guidance:

Responsibility for prescribing between primary and secondary/tertiary care. 

Self care : conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely be prescribed 

NHS England policy

Local York and Scarborough self care policy 





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BREXIT and its impact on the supply of medicines

The government recognizes the vital importance of medicines and medicinal products and is involved in implementing actions aimed at assuring the supply chain in the event of a no-deal Brexit. These include:

 i) Requiring all pharmaceutical suppliers to ensure that they have a minimum of 6 weeks additional supply in the    UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 31st October 2019.

 ii) Ensuring sufficient roll-on, roll-off freight capacity to enable medicines to move freely into the UK.

 iii) Prioritising medicines and medicinal products on these alternative routes to ensure that the flow of all products will continue unimpeded after 31st October 2019.

The Secretary of State has emphasised the importance of healthcare providers not stockpiling additional medicines and medicinal products beyond business-as-usual levels.

In support of this, clinicians are requested to adhere to the Trust prescribing policy and avoid writing prescriptions for anything other than for a normal duration of supply. In most cases, this will represent a 28 day supply for regular medicines.

If you feel you are being put under pressure to provide additional supplies in the run up to Brexit or if you are encountering difficulties adhering to the out-patient prescribing policy, please contact David Pitkin, Chief Pharmacist, to discuss further.  

Thank you in anticipation.

The aim of the Formulary is to promote safe, evidence-based and cost effective prescribing. It has been developed by the York and Scarborough Formulary Management team in association with Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and York and Scarborough Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC).

New medicines may be considered for inclusion in the Formulary following joint consideration by DTC and Vale of York/Scarborough and Rydale CCG Medicines Commissioning Committee (MCC). In addition, all drugs recommended by NICE Technology Appraisals are automatically included as a treatment option, when used in line with criteria set out in the guidance and local formulary policy. 

The database is formatted in accordance with BNF chapter classification for ease of use.   It includes hyperlinks to the e-BNF, eBNF(children) and Electronic Medicines Compendium which holds Summaries of Product Characteristics for more detailed prescribing information. Links to NICE Technology Appraisals have been included where a positive review has been published.

For new drug requests from within York and Scarborough Hospital, please contact the hospital Formulary Team for advice on which new product request form to complete.

York (ext 5948/5973)

Scarborough (ext 6234) 

Comments about any aspect of NetFormulary are welcome and can be submitted to either of the above contacts.


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