Drug status key
Formulary drugs are allocated a traffic light status. This provides guidance on where clinical and prescribing responsibilities lie in regard to the initiation and maintenance of prescribing.
Positive NICE TA and/or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy. Please contact your medicines optimisation team for more information.
Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by specialists only.
Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by specialists and transfer to primary care prescribing when appropriate, or in primary care following a specialists recommendation. Prior to initiation some medicines may require committee agreement or a framework to support safe transfer and maintenance.
Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by specialists, GPs and other qualified clinicians.
Under review at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.