medicines management ‘at a glance guides’


 

The North Staffordshire Joint Formulary (NSJF) has been developed jointly between North Staffordshire CCG, Stoke-on-Trent CCG, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. It is applicable to all prescribers working within primary care or hospitals across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The main aim of the Joint Formulary is to promote safe, effective and economic prescribing in both general practice and hospital. Use of the Joint Formulary will also help to ensure seamless prescribing for patients between Primary and Secondary Care, thereby reducing the confusion and possible errors that can happen when medications are changed.

So next time you recommend medication to a patient, stop and think about the local formulary options first.  Some treatments guides can be found below;

what is the formulary? here is an explanation Formulary_Introduction[1]

Antimicrobial Quick Reference Guide 2014

RCGP-Guide-for-antibiotics-prescribing-pdf-Jan-14

Common-Infections- Medicines-Optimisation