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Latest NICE guidance
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EKHUFT Medicines
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Eastern Kent Formulary
& prescribing guidelines since 2013



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December 2020 Formulary has information on the Pfizer-BioNTech (Courageous) Covid-19 vaccine .

August 2020 Welcome to this years new junior doctors. E-learning is available on the prescription chartsafer basic prescribing and how to do VTE risk assessment in our Trust. Trustnet has general prescibing advice .

June 2020 Dexamethasone and Remdesivir are options to treat selected inpatients with COVID-19. See FAQs on Prescribing relevant to COVID-19 and microguide.

April 2020: For latest news on shortage issues see Trust medicines shortages page. if due to shortage Trust has to move to un-supplemented total parental nutrition pre-prepared bags. Links to all the documents necessary to understand and implement the process of issuing a prescription in a teleclinic are now in the document FAQs on Prescribing relevant to COVID-19 

February 2020:summary anticoagulation dosing guide for current secondary care dosing recommendations and key safety issues exists. For primary care see this link

December 2019:  The new East Kent joint formulary site is now live. It is integrated with all our local partners. and displays costs of medications to the NHS.  See 

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BNF British National Formulary for Children  Guys/St Thomas/Kings/Lewisham Paediatric Formulary  Another useful paediatric guide to the administration of medicines in  children and young people can be accessed here:


 HIGH COST DRUGS MANUAL - Kent and Medway health economy national tariff excluded drugs

The purpose of this manual is to describe the process for funding National Tariff Excluded Drugs (NTEs) these are the high cost drugs excluded from the National Tariff payment system (National Tariff), previously known as National Tariff Exclusions (National Tariff). .

Drugs are only commissioned for those indications listed under the individual drug and with regard to locally commissioned (CCG) drugs may not be commissioned across every CCG. Information on whether a CCG has commissioned a drug can be found in the “Commissioned By” box. These drugs often require prior approval before prescribing using the Blueteq system. Invoices will be refused for indications not listed within this manual, for patients whose CCG does not commission the drug or if prior approval has not been obtained. For any help with obtaining high cost drugs please contact the Medicines Value team via



 Please see thee file below to access the recent and archived copies of Medicines Wise, the quarterly bulletin packed with information from learning incidents.




SACT pathways can be viewed using the following link:


The Critical Medicines List is now available. Please use the following link:

Obtaining Medication out of Hours

 Any medication not available out of hours should be located using the drug stock file on the Intranet at  If a medicine cannot be obtained the on-call pharmacist must be contatced for advice


The list below provides information relevant to alternative administration in patients with swallowing difficulties and enteral tubes in situ. The information provided is applicable to both routes unless otherwise stated.




If SIP feeds are to be continued by the GP there will be a message from the dieticians on the EDN under the dietetic summary section.

 To access the Kent & Medway Catheter and Accessories First choice list please use link below

[ Kent & Medway Catheter and Accessories first choiice list ]




The formulary is maintained by the Medicines Information team. Contact Medicines Information for any formulary or medicine queries by email or telephone 723-6001 (internal) or 01233 616001 (external).

This web formulary is continuously updated. There is more information about our formulary here. Within the Trust more medicines information is found on the Drugs & Therapeutic pages and clinical practice is supported by policies and guidelines on Sharepoint as well as the information on Trustnet. We are constantly mitigating medication shortages and update formulary appropriately.


A joint formulary is being developed across East Kent and this document outlines the process for requesting the inclusion of new products onto the formulary and amendments in use for current products. If the product is going to be hospital use only the request is made to the EKHUFT Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC); which is held on the fourth Wednesday of every second month at Buckland Hospital.If the product is going to be used across the health economy the request is made to the East Kent Prescribing Group (EKPG) which is held every third Wednesday of the month at the South Kent Coast CCG offices.In order to maximise the efficiency of the approach to assessing the suitability of products and to ensure a safe and straightforward implementation if approved; there is a substantial amount of work that needs to be done prior to any request being submitted, especially if the product is to be used across the Health Economy. The timeline from identifying a product for inclusion to it being approved for use is likely to be from 2 to 6 months, and possibly more if there are factors such as NICE decisions and the development of shared care guidelines to include Please note that the deadline for submissions to an EKPG meeting is usually the first working day of the month it is held in.


Only utilise the previous drug request form if the medication will be used within the trust at trust expense on a one off fashion


The Traffic light poster is available at the following link at the



It has been noted that several instances have occurred where Medusa has not been available. The Trust has therefore put a contingency plan into place so that alternative rsources can be used. Please click on link below.




Electrolyte Pocket Guide No access if external to Trust 
IV Fluid Pocket GuideNo access if external to Trust
Anticoagulation Guidelines
No access if external to Trust
NOAC Hospital Safety Guidelines:
No access if external to Trust
Nausea & Vomiting Guidelines No access if external to Trust
Analgesics in Renal Failure Guideline No access if external to Trust

Drugs & Therapeutics
Requires login if external to Trust
Novel anticoagulants(NOACs) in AF
Decision Aid
Documents may not include yet edoxaban
Patient FAQs


EKHUFT prescribing
safety module
SCRIPT web site

SCRIPT information

SCRIPT manual
Learning fromMedicines Incidentspast issues
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