netFormulary
 Report : Traffic light status report 08/04/2020 00:02:58
 
Section Name Number of items
 0
 12
Green Green  722
Amber Initiation Amber Initiation  39
Amber Recommended Amber Recommended  535
Amber SC Amber SC  46
Red Red  699
Black Black  433
Grey Grey  1
Amber Amber  6
Unknown Unknown  96
Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary

 Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description
  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.
  
 Green 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.