Hints and Tips

This will be updated regularly therefore please make sure you look regularly for up to date hints and tips.

If you want to look up the status for a drug you can look via the Drug Index.  However, please note if there are several entries for the same drug you will need to find the right one for the treatment.


If you are looking for a particular brand use the search engine, rather than the drug index.


DO NOT rely solely on the Drug Index - some formulary medications (for example inhalers for asthma and COPD) are presented in documents and pathways to show  their place in therapy. They can be found by typing the drug/brand name into the search facility.


There are a lot of links to websites and documents throughout this platform - these will be highlighted.  If you hover there will be a tip to where it inks to.


If there is a mention of MHRA or NICE there is usually a link taking you to the webpage - this should be highlighted.

More to follow ...

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status