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Formulary and drug classification

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Formulary has been designed to assist in promoting safe, effective and economic prescribing across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health community. It comprises a list of medicines with guidance on locally recommended drug choices. The content has been agreed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Prescribing Group and by the provider trusts' Drugs and Therapeutics Committees.

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Prescribers in primary care should select 'green traffic light status' medicines from the formulary whenever possible, for treatment initiation and where treatments are being reviewed.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Formulary can be accessed at:

All enquiries, comments and suggestions relating to the formulary are welcome and should be sent to Prescribing Partnership mailbox - CAPCCG.prescribingpartnership@nhs.net

Current stock shortages

Click here for the latest information on manufacturing problems impacting the supply of products to community pharmacy and also for links to useful stock information pages.

  • Adrenaline auto-injectors - Supply Difficulties (DHSC) - For more information click here 
  • Bile acid sequestrants  - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here
  • Carbagen® - Supply Difficulties (Mylan) - For more information click here
  • Clomipramine 10mg capsules - Supply Difficulties (Generic) - For more information click here
  • Creon®    40,000 capsules - Discontinuation (Mylan) - For more information click here for healthcare professional letter and click here for patient letter
  • Emerade® - Supply Difficulties (Bausch and Lomb UK) - For more information click here
  • Flixonase Nasules® - Supply Difficulties (Allen & Hanburys) - For more information click here
  • GSK –  (Dermatology) –  For more information click here
  • Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRT) - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here 
  • Jext® - Extended Use Beyond Labelled Expiry Date for Selected Lots of Jext® 150 mcg and 300 mcg (ALK) - For more information click here

  • Jext® - Supply of unlicensed Jext® 300mcg in Austrian packaging (ALK) - For more information click here      

  • Labetalol tablets - Supply Difficulties (Mylan and Recipharm) - For more information click here
  • Levomepromazine hydrochloride 25mg/ml solution for injection ampoules - Supply Difficulties (Sanofi and Wockhardt) - For more information click here
  • 'Low dose estrogen' combined oral contraceptives - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here  
  • Moclobemide - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here
  • Nifedipine - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here
  • Pfizer Access – For more information click here
  • Phenelzine 15mg tablets - Supply Difficulties – For more information click here 
  • Salofalk® (Mesalazine) 500mg and 1g suppositories - Supply Difficulties (Dr. Falk Pharma UK Ltd) - For more information click here
  • Supply Difficulties (Novartis) – For more information click here
  • Valproate based products - Stock situation (Sanofi) - For more information click here 
  • Valsartan - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here

Anticoagulation training packages (all other anticoagulation documents are below in the table)

Home Oxygen

Home oxygen should only be ordered by Healthcare Professionals trained in oxygen prescription(s) and use.

The current provider for Home Oxygen in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is BOC.

Prior to oxygen being ordered from the oxygen supplier via the appropriate Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF), the Initial Home Oxygen Risk Mitigation Form (IHORM) is to be completed in conjunction with the Home Oxygen Consent Form (HOCF).  This is because, in order for BOC to provide the equipment and oxygen, information will need to be shared with other organisations in the NHS and any associated risks managed.

BOC will stop accepting orders for Home Oxygen by FAX on 31 October 2019

Relevant Prescribers  who need to request home oxygen for a patient will need to order this via the BOC Home Oxygen Portal, and will need to register for an account using an NHS.net email.  Further information and support can be found on the clinicians area of the BOC website here.

Respiratory patient videos

 
11/11/2019