University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Red

Red

Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by specialists only.

Amber

Amber

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.

Green

Green

Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by specialists, GPs and other qualified clinicians.

Blue

Blue

Under review at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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