Shropshire and Telford Local Health Economy Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGShrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS TrustRobert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation TrustShropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Suitable first-line drugs for implementation in Primary Care
These medicines are considered suitable for prescribing in Primary Care following specialist (consultant or GPwSI) initiation or recommendation. Some of these medicines may require on-going communication between the Secondary Care specialist and the Primary Care prescriber using Prescribing Information (PI) or through the use of an Effective Shared Care Agreement (ESCA) and this will be indicated in the text.
Drugs which require special consideration. These are drugs for use in Secondary Care ONLY, Consultant Prescribing ONLY or by Tertiary Centres ONLY where indicated in the text. They should not be prescribed in Primary Care.
Medicines classified in the BNF as 'not NHS' or are considered by the Area Prescribing Committee to be of low clinical value should not be prescribed