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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
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This chapter is mostly updated. The section still outstanding is 6.4.1.1 (oestrogens and HRT). 

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06.01.06  Expand sub section  Diagnostic and monitoring agents for diabetes mellitus
06.01.06  Expand sub section  Blood glucose monitoring
06.01.06  Expand sub section  Urinalysis
06.01.06  Expand sub section  Oral glucose tolerance test
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Prescribing in children

The APC notes that the informed use of unlicensed medicines or of licensed medicines for unlicensed applications (‘off-label’ use) is often necessary in paediatric practice.

The APC advises GPs to consider specialist prescribing recommendations for Green and Amber medicines that are not subject to ESCAs or RICaDs in combination with the information provided in the BNFC which goes beyond that of marketing authorisations. The BNFC has been designed for rapid reference and the information presented has been carefully selected to aid decisions on prescribing.
  

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Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care. Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists, GPs and other qualified clinicians.   

Amber Initiation

Amber Specialist Initiation: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing when appropriate. This may be supported by a RICaD, annotated within the formulary entry.  

Amber Recommended

Amber Specialist Recommendation: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing in Primary Care following recommendation from a Specialist.  

Amber SC

Amber Shared Care: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing, in accordance with an ESCA, annotated within the formulary entry.  

Red

Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only.  

Black

Non-formulary Medicines which APC/Trust DTC has actively reviewed and do not recommend for use.  

Grey

Positive NICE TA and/or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy; Please contact your Medicines Optimisation team for more information.  

The term 'Specialist' refers to Consultants, General Practitioners and Independant Prescribers with a Specialist Interest.  

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