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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
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Primary care guidance

Antimicrobial formulary

Click here for Suffolk and North East Essex Primary care and A&E formulary 2020

 

Linezolid guidance

Linezolid should only be prescribed following a discussion with a consultant microbiologist. Please refer to the advice sheet (here) for information on monitoring and supply.

 

Hospital only guidance

Antimicrobial policy

Click here for Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Antimicrobial policy (PDF)

Click here for Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Antimicrobial policy app. This can be downloaded onto the hospital iPods and your personal phones/tablets.

Please note the PDF document this will only work if using a computer within the trust

Medication related guidelines

Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adult Cancer Patients Clinical Guideline

 Details...
05.01.07  Expand sub section  Some other antibacterials
05.01.07  Expand sub section  Rifaximin
05.01.07  Expand sub section  Fidaxomicin
Fidaxomicin (Dificlir)
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Green

Traffic light information

Traffic light Details
Green

GreenTreatment of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) also known as C. difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD) in adults (third line after metronidazole and vancomycin; following a recommendation from a microbiologist- this may be verbal if patients are in the community)

 
   
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Blue

For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

Green

Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

Amber

Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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