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 Formulary Chapter 26: A5 - Wound managment products and elasticated garments - Full Chapter
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A5.02.05  Expand sub section  Foam dressings
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For lightly exuding wounds
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For lightly to moderately exuding wounds
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For moderately to heavily exuding wounds
Allevyn Non-Adhesive
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Formulary Replaced Activheal Non Adhesive Foam on Sept 2016 
   
Allevyn Adhesive
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Formulary Replaced Activheal Adhesive Foam Sept 2016 
   
Biatain Adhesive
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Formulary At SFH, wards order direct from RDC. At NUH order from pharmacy
  • Available as 10x10cm (circular), 12.5x12.5cm, 19x 20cm (heel) and 23x23cm (sacral) 
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    Polymem
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    Restricted Drug Restricted On specialist advice. Not routinely available at SFH.
  • At NUH available as 10x10cm and 15x15cm 
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    Tielle Plus
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    Formulary Not available at SFH, use Biatain adhesive instead
  • Available as 11x11cm, 15x15cm and 15x20cm 
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    Permafoam tracheostomy dressing
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    Formulary
  • Available as 8x8cm 
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    Allevyn (Tracheostomy) 9 x 9
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    Formulary  
       
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     Non Formulary Items
    ActivHeal Foam

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    Non Formulary At SFH, wards order direct from RDC. At NUH order from pharmacy.
  • Available as 5x5cm, 7.5x7.5cm and 10x18cm
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    Biatain Non- Adhesive

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
    Previously contained in the North's Wound Care Formulary. Now replaced by ActivHeal Foam
     
      
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    Unlicensed Drug
    Unlicensed
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    Scottish Medicines Consortium
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    Controlled Drug
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    NHS England
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    Status Description

    Grey

    Grey / Non-Formulary: Medicines, which the Nottinghamshire APC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (undergoing assessment): Work is ongoing and will be reviewed at a future APC meeting.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (no formal assessment): APC has not formally reviewed this medicine or indication because it had never been requested for formulary inclusion. Often used for drugs new to market.
      

    Red

    Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only. eg hospital only.
    For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.
      

    Amber 1

    Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised.
    Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Amber 2

    Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care / general practice after specialist* recommendation or initiation.
    A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust DTCs and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
    *Specialist is defined by the APC as a clinician who has undertaken an appropriate formal qualification or recognised training programme within the described area of practice
      

    Amber 3

    Primary care/ non specialist may initiate as per APC guideline.
    The supporting prescribing guideline must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust D&TC(s) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care.
    Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.   

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