netFormulary Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS
NHS Foundation Trust  


The aim of the formulary

The main aim of this formulary is to promote safe, evidence-based, cost-effective prescribing.

Limiting the range of medicines included in the formulary:-
     - Enhances safety through familiarity with the medicines in use in
       the hospital by all staff involved in the prescribing, dispensing and
       administration of medicines

     - Ensures efficient use of NHS resources

     - Ensures efficient use of limited storage space both within the
       hospital pharmacies and on the wards, enhances good stock
       control and reduces the pharmacy stock holding

There are well-defined processes for adding drugs to and removing drugs from the list and this process is managed by the Trust Medicines Committee.

In line with the Innovation Health and Wealth: Accelerating Adoption and Diffusion in the NHS initiative, the published formulary details those drugs approved for use in line with relevant NICE guidance

Any questions regarding the formulary, please do not hesitate to contact Esther Wong, Lead Integration Pharmacist via Trust email.

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