The aim of the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care Formulary is to guide safe, evidence based, affordable first choice prescribing within the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. It does not aim to cover specialist drugs initiated in secondary or tertiary care. Policies and shared care arrangements for these drugs can be found within the Joint Prescribing Committee (JPC) section of this website.
The formulary is not intended to supercede NICE Technology Appraisals. Not all NICE approved drugs are appropriate for general initiation in primary care and so not all may be specifically mentioned. Clinicians can and should prescribe medicines approved by NICE TAs where patients meet the clinical criteria set out in the guidance and that it is the most appropriate treatment option in the clinical judgement of the treating clinician.BCCG
All JPC guidelines can be found on the Bedfordshire and Luton Joint Prescribing Committee (JPC) page
Vitamin D Guidelines (Paeds) :- Management of Simple Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and Young People upto 18 years in Primary and Secondary Care (excluding those with renal impairment eGFR < 30ml/min)
(Provides guidance to GPs on whether they should prescribe specialist drugs when requested by a Hospital Consultant)
The Medicines Management Team can offer advice if you are unsure whether to prescribe or not, so please do check first before issuing a prescription
BCCG Self-care Page Note: Includes position statement, leaflets & Schools Q&A.
BCCG Gluten-free food page Note: Include BCCG policy & patient leaflet
Last updated: 15/08/2019
Update due: 15/08/2020