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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.

  • 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
  • GSK –  (Dermatology) –  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  
  • Madopar - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here 
  • Metoprolol - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here
  • Nifedipine - Supply Difficulties - For more information click here
  • Pfizer Access – For more information click here
  • Supply Difficulties (Novartis) – For more information click here
  • Valproate based products - Stock situation (Sanofi) - For more information click here 

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

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