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 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory system - Full Chapter
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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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03.04.02  Expand sub section  Allergen Immunotherapy
BenralizumabBlack Triangle (Fasenra®)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

note NHS England Commissioning requirements for funding apply; approval required prior to use. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item >>Injection
Restricted Item ONLY in line with NICE TA - link below

 
Link  NICE TA 565: Benralizumab for treating severe eosinophilic asthma
   
Mepolizumab (Nucala®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England
BlueTeq

note NHS England Commissioning requirements apply; Blueteq Application required. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection
Restricted Item ONLY in line with NICE TA - link below

 
   
03.04.02  Expand sub section  Omalizumab
Omalizumab (Xolair®)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England
BlueTeq

note NHS England Commissioning requirements apply; Blueteq Application required. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection
Restricted Item ONLY in line with NICE TA - link below

 
Link  MHRA safety update - Omalizumab: potential risk of arterial thrombotic events
Link  NICE TA 278 - Omalizumab for treating severe persistent allergic asthma
Link  NICE TA 339 - Omalizumab for previously treated chronic spontaneous urticaria
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Bee and Wasp Allergen Extracts  (Pharmalgen®)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Grass and Tree Pollen Extract  (Pollinex®)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Grass pollen extract  (Grazax®)

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Non Formulary
Brown
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
Link  TVPC Policy Statement 109: Grazax® allergy vaccine for moderate to severe seasonal rhinitis (grass pollen hay fever)
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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CCG

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Status Description

Red

Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only  

Brown

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 consider, 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 in 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. Where new drugs come to market, under APC policy 085, they will be classified Brown until a review is deemed necessary.  

Amber Prescribing Guidelines

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. Prescribing Guidelines are in place and must be adhered to.  

Amber without Prescribing Guidelines

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. Prescribing Guidelines are not required for these items.  

Green

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  

Amber

Not Used   

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