The Southampton joint medicines formulary provides a list of medicines available for routine prescribing or those available within certain criteria with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Southampton City CCG.
It was developed following recommendations and guidance from the Basingstoke, Southampton and Winchester District Prescribing Committee (DPC) and national and local guidelines.
The formulary states that is a NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) technology appraisal is available for a particular medicine. NICE guidance is available from the NICE website. Patients have the right to medicines and treatments that are recommended in technology appraisals for medicines from NICE, if their doctor says they are clinically appropriate for them. When new technology appraisals for medicines are published, the formulary will be updated in line with the recommendations, usually within three months.