This chapter of the formulary is populated with formulary dressings only. If a dressing is not listed it should be considered non-formulary.
The roll-out of a non-prescription dressings supply service is complete in Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. (excluding some of the nursing homes)
Dressing Pack (sterile)Please note that discussions are currently taking place to repatriate to community provider
Used to provide a clean sterile working surface. Contains apron and gauze
Sterile Pack containing: 7 Non-Woven Swabs 4 ply 10cm x 10cm
1 Compartment Tray 12cm x 11cm
1 Disposable Forceps 11cm
2 Laminated Paper Sterile Fields 40cm x 40cm
1 Large Apron 80cm x 130cm
1 Paper Towel 35cm x 40cm
1 White Polythene Disposable Bag 46cm x 26cm, 1 Paper Measuring Tape
1 pair latex free powder free nitrile gloves small/med, med/large
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Comment : Not to be routinely commissioned (prescribed) in any care setting (primary or secondary care).
This may be due to a lack of good clinical evidence, cost effectiveness, concerns over safety or due to the availability of more suitable alternatives. As such, drugs classified as Black should be considered as non-formulary.
Initiation : Specialist only Repeat Prescribing : Specialist Monitoring : Specialist Comment : Prescribing must be in line with any specific treatment criteria outlined. In exceptional circumstances a GP may be asked to prescribe – the specialist must provide adequate information and support.
Initiation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care OR specialist
Monitoring : Primary care OR specialist
Comment : Monitoring according to Effective Shared Care Agreement (ESCA) for stabilised patients only. GP agreement should be requested by specialist and confirmed/declined by GP on a patient-by-patient basis.
Initiation/Recommendation : Specialist only Repeat Prescribing : Primary care Monitoring : Primary care Comment : Should be initiated or recommended by a specialist. Monitoring of either medicine or disease does not require specialist skills or equipment
Initiation : Primary care or specialist
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care
Monitoring : Primary care
Comment : Suitable for non specialist initiation
Patients should be advised to purchase if approriate.