Joint Formularies

Joint Formularies

The aim of a Joint Formulary is to promote safe, effective, and economic prescribing in both primary and secondary care, providing guidance on 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. 

Click the links below for the Joint Formulary you require:    

Click on the image to access the North and East Devon Formulary and Referral website.

Click on the image to access the South and West Devon Formulary and Referral website.

We are delighted that the joint formulary and referral website and app were shortlisted in the using technology to improve efficiency category of the HSJ Awards 2015. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in the process.
The new North & East Devon Formulary was launched on 31 March 2014. 

The new South & West Devon Formulary was launched on 4 August 2014.

They update and replace the old North Devon and Exeter & Eastern Devon formularies, and the South Devon and Plymouth formularies. 

The Formularies include a number of new features:  
  • all new website
  • updated clinical guidance
  • interactive learning with formulary quizzes

The Devon Referral Support Service (DRSS) are developing referral guidelines for use across NHS NEW Devon CCG. These are being added to this part of the site as they are available. 

If you have any questions or comments on the new formulary please let the formulary team know

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