Devon Joint Formulary and Referral

Joint Formulary

The aim of a Joint Formulary is to promote safe, effective, and economic prescribing in both primary and secondary care. Providing clinical guidance on the management of a wide variety of conditions, which includes locally recommended drug choices. In compiling the formulary consideration is given to aspects of effectiveness, safety, appropriateness and cost effectiveness.

There is recognition that there will be instances where prescribing outside of the formulary will be both necessary and appropriate. It is not a restrictive list but is a recommended list drawn up after widespread consultation amongst prescribers locally and the backing of the NHS trusts involved.   

The Devon Formulary and Referral smartphone app and website

This video describes the development of the local bespoke, integrated Joint Drug Formulary and Referral mobile app and website. The project, designed and developed in-house, involves collaboration between 10 local healthcare organisations covering 1.2m patients.

Users can test their knowledge with interactive quizzes, and can access local resources including shared care guidelines, commissioning policies, patient leaflets and individual funding requests.

The portal contains helpful referral guidelines, which are developed by Devon Referral Support Services (DRSS) and are locally specific to best reflect local service.

Click on the links below to access the formulary you require:

The North & East Devon Formulary

The North & East Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and Devon Partnership NHS Trust. This updates and replaces the old North Devon and Exeter & Eastern Devon formularies.

The South & West Devon Formulary

The South & West Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, South Devon and Torbay CCG, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Livewell Southwest, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. This updates and replaces the old South Devon and Plymouth formularies.

Download the Formulary and Referral App

The Joint Formulary and Referral is also available as an App for all major smartphones and tablets, allowing you to browse and search for clinical guidance without an internet connection

How to Download the App:

Search for “Devon Formulary” in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or simply follow the links below.

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