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Update (July 2018) Guidelines for the use of blood glucose meters, test strips and lancets in diabetes now includes guidance on self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and ketones (pages 10-12). Click here

    
09/07/2018
   
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New (July 2018)  Guidelines for the prescribing of Insulin Pen Needles Click here

    
09/07/2018
   
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New (June 2018)  Appendix 4 Criteria for triple therapy in COPD

    
05/07/2018
   
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Update May 2018: NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for the prescribing of Flash Glucose Monitoring

    
31/05/2018
   
news New NICE guidance: Sinusitis (acute) - antimicrobial prescribing (NG79) Visual summary    
02/11/2017
   
news Update 1st Nov 2017: The BSSE APC has drafted an INTERIM position statement on FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitoring system. Click here to access     
01/11/2017
   
news Update (Oct 2017): The RICaD for Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 units/mL)to support the transfer of prescribing to Primary Care clinicians is now available. Click here to access    
25/10/2017
   
news Update (Oct 2017): BSSE APC Risk assessment: High strength insulins/ Biosimilars/ Fixed combination. Click here    
21/10/2017
   
news Update (Oct 2017); The Primary Care Antimicrobial Guidelines have been updated. A summary chart is also available. Click here for full guidelines    
21/10/2017
   
news Update (Sept 2017):COPD guideline 2017- Pan Birmingham Respiratory Clinical Network. Revised guideline now available. Click here to access     
06/09/2017
   
news Update (August 2017): azithromycin tablets for long-term use in COPD / bronchiectasis patients with 3 or more exacerbations per year have been added to the formulary as Amber with RICaD and supporting guidelines. Click here    
07/08/2017
   
news Update (Jan 2017): the Antimicrobial Dressings Guideline for Adults is now published. This guideline must be used in conjunction with the full wound management formulary. Click here for guideline.    
12/02/2017
   
news Update (Jan 2017): the wound management formulary is now published. Click here    
12/02/2017
   
news Update (Jan 2017)- Triptorelin s.c. injection (Decapeptyl® SR) has been added to the formulary for advanced prostate cancer. Click here    
12/02/2017
   
news Formulary UPDATE: new drugs added to the formulary:-
  • Chapter 12 - Azelastine and fluticasone (Dymista®) [Sept 16]
  • Chapter 6 - Dulaglutide (Trulicity® ) [Oct 16]
  • Chapter 2 - Midodrine - (Bramox®) [Nov 16]
  • Chapter 4 - Levetiracetam granules in sachets (Desitrend®) [Dec 16]
  • Chapter 4 - Sodium valproate prolonged release granules in capsules and sachets. (Episenta®) [Dec 16]
  • Chapter 6 - Alendronate 70mg effervescent tablets (Binosto®) [Dec 16]
  • Chapter 3 - Hypertonic sodium chloride (Resp-Ease®) [Dec 16]
  • Chapter 13 - Propantheline bromide for hyperhidrosis [Dec 16]     
    06/01/2017
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    news Update (Nov 2016): Epiduo gel has been added to the formulary Click here    
    15/11/2016
       
    news Update (Nov 2016): Enstilar cutaneous foam has been added to the formulary Click here    
    15/11/2016
       
    news Update (July 2016): Chapter 15 (Anaesthesia) is now published. Any drug or preparation not listed is to be considered HOSPITAL ONLY. Click here    
    13/07/2016
       
    news Update (June 2016): Chapter 14- immunisation- is now published. Click here    
    04/06/2016
       
    news Update (June 2016): Chapter 13- Skin-the remaining sections (13.10 to 13.13) are now published. click here    
    04/06/2016
       
    news Update(May 2016): ivermectin cream 1% (Soolantra)has been added to the formulary Click here    
    04/06/2016
       
    news Update (April 2016):Abasaglar®: following a successful drug application, the insulin glargine 100 units/mL biosimilar Abasaglar® has been added to the formulary as GREEN for new patients only at this stage. Please note the MHRA’s recommendation that all biosimilars should be prescribed by brand, and that substitution and automatic switching from Lantus® to Abasaglar® must NOT be undertaken. Click here    
    03/05/2016
       
    news Update (April 2016): Chapter 13-Skin- sections 13.2 to 13.9 are now published Click here    
    03/05/2016
       
    news Update (Jan 2016)- BNF Chapter 12 (Ear, nose and oropharynx) now published Click here    
    27/01/2016
       
    news Update (Jan 2016): Linaclotide 290mcg capsule (Constella®)added to chapter 1 (GI) for moderate to severe IBS-Constipation. Click here    
    26/01/2016
       
    news Update (Jan 2016):Renavit added to Borderline substances’ section for Dietary management of water-soluble vitamin deficiency in adults with renal failure on dialysis. Click here    
    26/01/2016
       
    news Update (Jan 2016): Anthelios XL Melt-in cream has been added to Chapter 13 under sunscreen preparations, as a result of a successful new application. Click here    
    26/01/2016
       
    news Update(Jan 2016: BNF Chapter 11- Eyes- is now published Click here    
    26/01/2016
       
    news Update (Jan 2016): Pan Birmingham COPD guidelines on diagnosis and management of stable COPD are now published. Click here    
    26/01/2016
       
    news 18 December 2015: The Chief Medical Officer has written to all general practitioners and on-line pharmacy services regarding GONORRHOEA AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE. To access the letter, please click here    
    29/12/2015
       
    news "Decision to decline prescribing medicine recommended by hospital specialist" form is now available here    
    24/11/2015
       
    news Update November 2015: Grazax RICaD is now available (Chapter 3) Click here    
    24/11/2015
       
    news Update (October 2015): BNF Chapter 5 now published Click here    
    09/10/2015
       
    news Primary Care Antimicrobial Guidelines (Sept 2015) now published Click here    
    25/09/2015
       
    news Update September 2015: eslicarbazepine ESCA is now available (Chapter 4) Click here    
    22/09/2015
       
    news Update (August 2015): all Rationales for Initiation, Continuation and Discontinuation (RICaDs) approved to date are now uploaded and linked to individual drug monographs. Click here for full list    
    21/08/2015
       
    news Update (August 2015): all Effective Shared Care Agreements (ESCAs) approved to date are now uploaded and linked to individual drug monographs. Click here for full list    
    21/08/2015
       
    news Update (July 2015): Chapter 3 is now up to date. Click here    
    30/07/2015
       
    news Update (July 2015): The Diabetes section in Chapter 6 is now published Click here    
    17/07/2015
       
    news Update (June 2015): Section 7.4.2 now published    
    25/06/2015
       
    news Update (June 2015): Section 7.4.5 Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction now published    
    25/06/2015
       
    news Update (June 2015): BNF Chapter 4 now published    
    24/06/2015
       
    news Update May 2015: BNF Chapter 7 now published, except for sections 7.4.2 and 7.4.5 Click here for chapter 7    
    01/05/2015
       
    news Update (April 2015): BNF Chapter 3 now published. Drug applications for 6 new inhaler devices for COPD to be considered in June 2015 Click here    
    28/04/2015
       
    news Update (April 2015): BNF Chapter 10 now published Click here    
    08/04/2015
       
    news New NICE Technology Appraisal: Nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption in people with alcohol dependence (TA325- Nov 2014)- APC Position clarified. Click here for update    
    07/04/2015
       
    news Update(April 2015)- Chapter 6- Endocrine- has been updated with the recommended Blood Glucose meters Click here to see the update    
    07/04/2015
       
    news New NICE Technology Appraisal: Canagliflozin in combination therapy for Type 2 diabetes (TA315)     
    10/07/2014
       
    news New NICE guidance available: Advanced breast cancer (update): diagnosis and treatment (CG81)    
    08/07/2014
       

     

     

     

     


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