What does the Medicines Management team do?

The Medicines Management team is made up of Pharmacists, a Pharmacy Technician, a Dietitian and support and analytical staff who support health professionals in ensuring that patients get better, safer and more convenient care.

The team uses its wealth of knowledge and experience to provide unbiased information on medicines, supports practitioners to make the best use of medicines through advice and the development of local guides, and works with providers to ensure the right medicines are supplied at the right place.

The team provides support to health professionals directly and is unable to advise individual patients on their medicines. Your prescriber (e.g. GP) has access to your medical record and is in the best position to make prescribing decisions on your individual circumstances.

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Formulary and Prescribing Guidelines

Medicines Management


Please click on the heading to view formulary, shared care guidelines and pathways for each BNF chapter.

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Chapter 01 - Gastro-intestinal system

Chapter 02 - Cardiovascular system

Chapter 03 - Respiratory system

Chapter 04 - Nervous system

Chapter 05 - Infection

Chapter 06 - Endocrine system

Chapter 07 - Genito-urinary system

Chapter 08 - Malignant disease

Chapter 09 - Nutrition and blood

Chapter 10 - Musculoskeletal system

Chapter 11 - Eye

Chapter 12 - Ear, nose and oropharynx

Chapter 13 - Skin

End of Life formulary

Woundcare formulary

Traffic light list for prescribing

Position Statements

Coronavirus Position Statements

Position statement for prescribing for patients abroad during Coronavirus outbreak

Prescription management during COVID-19


Position Statements

7 Day Prescriptions

Alprostadil Cream

Bazedoxifenplus Conjugated Oestrogens


Cannabis Extract

Camouflage Creams

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

Compression Hosiery

Controlled Drugs on repeat template

Co-Proxamol is Not Supported for Acute or Chronic Pain


Doxazosin Modified Release

Dry eye syndrome management

Emollients prescribing guidance

Eye Vitamins

Fungal Nail Infection

Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis

Good Practice Guide for Paracetamol Prescribing

Hepatitis B

Herbal Treatments

High Strength Flouride Toothpastes, Mouthwashes and Tablets

Homeopathic Remedies

Immediate Release Fentanyl

Infantile Colic

Ketamine for Chronic Pain

Length of Repeat Prescription Supply

Liraglutide for the Treatment of Obesity

Low Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Devices

Medicines that are Available for Purchase Over the Counter (Self Care)


Mexiletine (Namuscla) for treatment of myotonia

Molludab for Molluscum Contagiosum

Multivitamins and Minerals Post Bariatric Surgery

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Oxycodone and Naloxone (Targinact)

PDE5 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Pigmanorm Cream for the Treatment of Melasma

Rifaximin Prescribing

Silicone Sheets and Gels

Sodium Hyaluronate for Osteoarthritis

Sunscreen Preparations

Therapeutic Clothing

Transfer of Prescriptions from Private to NHS

Travel Advice


Ulipristal Acetate (Esmya)

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin B complex

Vitamin D for Insufficiency and vitamin D Maintenance

Shared Care Guidelines

Prescribing Incentive Scheme

Prescribing Updates / Newsletters

Patient Information

Patient Letters

Practice Policies/Resources


National Medicine Shortages

NHSE Consultation