netFormulary Berkshire West NHS NHS
Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Newbury and District CCG
North and West Reading CCG
South Reading CCG
Wokingham CCG
 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
This formulary is used by multiple organisations. There may be some instances where an item is on the formulary for one organisation but not the others. To help distinguish between each organisation, text will be colour coded, i.e. information relating to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust will be in blue and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be in purple. Please ensure you read all information detailed under a drug.   
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Antacid and Oxetacaine Oral Suspension
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Medicines that should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the primary care provider that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred. Where applicable, shared care protocols will be agreed and must be adhered to. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s)(DTC) and approved by Berkshire West APC.   


Drugs that have been reviewed and not recommended for prescribing. These drugs are not considered a cost effective use of scarce NHS resources. There may be individual patient specific or clinical reasons why a drug deemed low priority may be suitable for a particular patient. This is for the GP to condsider, weighing up the reasons against his/her allocated CCG budget. Where the decision is made to prescribe a low priority drug, detailed documentation must be included within the patients' notes for audit purposes. *Please note that low priority drug requests are unsuitable for the Case Review Committee and therefore should not be sent to this committee.   


Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary care within their licensed indication in accordance with the BNF or other recognised national formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing  


Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only