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ABOUT THE COASTAL WEST SUSSEX LOCAL HEALTH ECONOMY FORMULARY

The Coastal West Sussex local health economy formulary is the output of processes to support the managed introduction, utilisation or withdrawal of healthcare treatments in Coastal West Sussex.  It is managed through the Coastal West Sussex Area Prescribing Committee and applies to all prescribers across the local health economy including Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

The formulary is now up to date with respect to all the traffic light document information as well as the following currently ratified full BNF therapeutic chapters:

-Musculoskeletal and joint diseases
-Continence
-Urology
-Low Molecular Weight Heparins
-Dermatology
-Dressings
-Respiratory
-Ear, nose, and oropharynx
-Gastro-intestinal system

The following sections have been ratified by CWS APC but are only available as standalone documents under the useful links (supporting formulary documents) currently:

-Oral Nutrional Supplements

All NICE positively appraised medicines are automatically included within the formulary (where clinically appropriate) and these can be accessed via the NICE technology appraisal adherence checklist link above.  These medicines are available for clinicians to prescribe, should they choose to, in a way that supports safe and clinically appropriate practice.  Prescribing responsibility is defined within the traffic light system.

The technology in a NICE technology appraisal may not be the only treatment for a particular condition. If a NICE technology appraisal recommends use of a technology, it is as an option for the treatment of a disease or condition. This means that the technology should be available for a patient who meets the clinical criteria set out in the guidance, subject to the clinical judgement of the treating clinician. The NHS must provide funding and resources when the clinician concludes and the patient agrees that the recommended technology is the most appropriate to use, based on a discussion of all available treatments

The Medicines Management team are always happy to receive any feedback on the formulary.  Please use the feedback button at the top of the page if you wish to contact us in relation to the formulary.

The Coastal West Sussex Local Health Economy Formulary is intended for use by healthcare professionals.  Members of the general public are welcome to use these pages but should be aware that they are not written with them in mind.


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