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 Introduction

Welcome to the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Formulary
Enter a drug name below to search for it (if not sure of spelling click on chapters button above)

Useful Links

                 
Antimicrobial Guidelines

                 
                 
                 
Prescription Chart
(Interactive e-learning)

                 
                 
MHRA YellowCard
Report an adverse drug reaction

                 
                 
Web clinical calculators
(Login if external to Trust)
                 
                 
Medicines safety
(Login if external to Trust)

                 
                 
Latest NICE guidance
Used throughout England & Wales

                 
                 
EKHUFT Prescribing
Policies and Guidelines
(Login if external to Trust)

                 
                 
EKHUFT Medicines
Competency & induction
(Login if external to Trust)

                 
                 
Eastern Kent Formulary
& prescribing guidelines since 2013

                 

News Feed

Sept. 2018:There are ongoing issues with intravenous fluid products. Please see relevant formulary section for latest update.


July 2018 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.


June 2018: Nationally a number of significant supply chain shortages continue to be managed. These include intravenous antibiotics and furosemide. Please check Microguide for latest antibiotic recommendations and Medusa (link on every Trust desktop) for advice in English on formulations of iv drugs supplied by pharmacy.


March 2018: The Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) Formulary can now be accessed by the following link. It is now online on the same platform  that we will be moving our formulary to. The link can be set up as a webapp if saved to your phone/tablet home screen. see http://www.kmptformulary.nhs.uk/ 


July 2017 Take allergy seriously. Always check. See safety video.

BNF British National Formulary SPC Summary of Product Characteristics InformationNHS
(if you search on a drug name in the search box above, clicking the BNF/SPC icons under the drug entry will take you directly to relevant web page)
BNF British National Formulary for Children  Guys/St Thomas/Kings/Lewisham Paediatric Formulary

 

TOP TWENTY MOST USED DRUGS - ADMINISTRATION ADVICE ON PATIENTS WITH SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES OR ENTERAL FEEDING TUBES

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.

http://www.ekhuftformulary.nhs.uk/docs/Top%2020%20alternative%20administration%20options.pdf

 

 SIP FEEDS

N.B

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.

 

ABOUT THE FORMULARY

 

The formulary is maintained by the Medicines Information team. Contact Medicines Information for any formulary or medicine queries by email ekh-tr.MedicinesInformation@nhs.net 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.

FORMULARY APPLICATIONS

Trust clinicians should apply to add to formulary new medicines/formulations  or new indications for an established drug using the Produc Inclusion request form at http://www.ekhuftformulary.nhs.uk/docs/files/EastKentJointFormularyProductInclusionRequestAugust18.pdftions   . Only utilise the previous  drug request form  if the medication will be used within the Trust at Trust expense on a one off fashion.

 

QUICK LINKS TO TRUST MEDICINES RELATED GUIDELINES & e-LEARNING


Electrolyte Pocket GuideNo 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:
Dabigatran
Rivaroxaban
Apixaban
Edoxaban
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

Emergencies
Handbook

EKHUFT prescribing
safety module
SCRIPT web site

SCRIPT information

SCRIPT manual
Learning fromMedicines Incidentspast issues
No access if external to Trust







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