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 Formulary Chapter 19: Wound Care Formulary - launched April 2014 - Full Chapter
Notes:

Welcome to the Woundcare Formulary - a joint formulary across  Primary and Seconday care in South Buckinghamshire.  The Woundcare Formulary was launched in April 2014.

 - To search for a particular dressing or product use the search box  -above.

 - To request a non-formulary woundcare product please use the  non-formulary form - see link below

For woundcare advice please contact Tissue Viability.

Please contact the formulary team if you require further information.

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19  Wound care products
19.01  Absorbent
19.01.01  Absorbent Cellulose – general use
Cosmopor E®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 7.2cm This size only - Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

8cm x 10cm
8cm x 15cm
10cm x 20cm
10cm x 25cm
10cm x 35cm

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Gamgee Roll (Pink, Blue)
(500g)
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Formulary
Green
Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.5.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Gamgee Roll (sterile) (Rocialle®)
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Formulary
Amber Initiation
45cm x 45cm
45cm x 90cm

Restricted - to use in secondary care by Burns and Plastics. Only to be used if sterile product required, otherwise use Gamgee roll (non-sterile)

BNF A5.5.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Leukomed T Plus®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
5cm x 7.2cm
8cm x 10cm
8cm x 15cm
10cm x 20cm
10cm x 25cm
10cm x 30cm
10cm x 35cm

Restricted - for use in secondary care only
To be reviewed and rationalised

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Mepore®
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Formulary
Green
7cm x 8cm
10cm x 11cm
11cm x 15cm
All sizes - Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Mesorb®
(500g)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x 10cm
10cm x 15cm
10cm x 20cm
15cm x 20cm
25cm x 20cm
20cm x 30cm
Restricted - for use in Primary Care only
All sizes available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Shermond Dressing Pad
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Formulary
Green
10cm x 20cm
20cm x 20cm


BNF A5.5.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Zetuvit® E sterile
(High Absorbent Dressing Pads)
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Formulary
Green

For low-medium exudate.

10cm x 10cm (10 per pack)
10cm x 20cm (10 per pack)
20cm x 20cm (10 per pack)
20cm x 40cm (10 per pack)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
19.01.02  Cotton Wool Roll – very basic use
19.01.03  Super Absorbent to top
Kerramax Care
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Formulary
Green

 20cm x 50cm


Available from ONPOS


 
   
Zetuvit® Plus
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Formulary
Green

For moderate-heavy exudate.

10cm x 10cm (10 per pack)
10cm x 20cm (10 per pack)
15cm x 20cm(10 per pack)
20cm x 25cm (10 per pack)
20cm x 40cm (10 per pack)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.1.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
19.01.03.01  Super Absorbent - Moderate/High
KerraMax
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x 10cm
20cm x 22cm
20cm x 30cm
20cm x 50cm

BNF A5.1.2

In primary care available via ONPOS 
Sorbion® Sachet Border (adhesive)
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Second Choice
Amber Recommended
15cm x 15cm
In primary care - on advice of Tissue Viability (TV) only; if tissue viability recommend it they may arrange for a supply as a "specialist" through ONPOS but it cannot be ordered without TV input

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Sorbion® Sachet Border (adhesive)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
15cm x 25cm

Restricted - to be prescribed in secondary care only. Not to be stocked on wards


BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.01.03.02  Super Absorbent – Low/Moderate – atraumatic
Sorbion® Sana (non-adhesive)
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Second Choice
Amber Recommended
12cm x 12cm
In primary care - on advice of Tissue Viability (TV) only. TV have the capability to order stock via ONPOS, but this supply is restricted to TV specialists.

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.02  Alginate
Aquacel Extra®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 5cm (420671)
10cm x 10cm (420672)
15cm x 15cm (420673)
4cm x 20cm (420821)
All sizes available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Aquacel® Ribbon
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Formulary
Green
2cm x 45cm (S7503)
1cm x 45cm (420127)
All sizes available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy  
   
Flaminal® Forte
(alginate gel)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Initiation

15g tube, pack of 5.                     

In secondary care, restricted to prescribing only upon recommendation of TV, Dermatology, Burns and Plastics and Spinal teams.  Not to be kept as ward stock. Obtain from Pharmacy.          .                                   

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS). 

 
   
Flaminal® Hydro
(alginate gel)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Initiation

15g tube, pack of 5.                                         

In secondary care, restricted to prescribing only upon recommendation of TV, Dermatology, Burns and Plastics and Spinal teams.  Not to be kept as ward stock. Obtain from Pharmacy.          .                                   

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

 
   
Kaltostat®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
5cm x 5cm
7.5cm x 12cm

In primary care - Tissue Viability (TV) recommendation only. In primary care TV have the ability to order as stock from "specialist" ONPOS list
In secondary care - restricted, only for use in areas treating surgical patients.

BNF A5.2.6
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Kaltostat®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
10cm x 20cm
15cm 25cm
Not for use in Primary Care
In secondary care - restricted, only for use in areas treating surgical patients.


BNF A5.2.6
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Kaltostat® (cavity dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
2g rope
Restricted - Renal use only
Not for use in Primary Care


BNF A5.2.6
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.03  Hydrofibre
19.04  Antimicrobial to top
19.04.01  Antimicrobial -Silver
 note 

Use silver dressings initially for a challenge period of 2 weeks.  Silver dressings should be reserved for use in wounds with, or at risk of, high bioburden or local infection.  After 2 weeks:

  • If there is improvement in the wound but continuing signs of infection it may be clinically justifiable to continue the silver dressing with further regular reviews.
  • If the wound has improved and signs of infection are no longer present, discontinue use of silver dressing.  Once the bioburden is under control and the wound is improving, a non-antimicrobial dressing should be considered.
  • If there is no improvement, the silver dressing should be discontinued and consider changing to a dressing with a different antimicrobial agent.  If the patient is unwell consider using a systemic antibiotic and re-evaluate possible untreated comorbidities.

See link to Silver Consensus below

Acticoat® Flex 3
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

5cm x 5xm (66800396)
10cm x10cm (66800399)
10cm x 20cm (66800409)
10cm x 120cm (66800435)
Restricted - to use in secondary care for Paediatrics, Spinal Outpatients, Dermatology, Burns and Plastics


BNF A5.3.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
19.04.01.01  Silver - Foam Adhesive
Biatain® Ag  (adhesive)
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Formulary
Green
NOTE: to be replaced with Biatain® Ag Silicone low adherence dressing, see entry below.

12.5cm x12.5cm (9632)
This size only available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

18cm x 18cm (9635) In primary care available on prescription only

BNF A5.3.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Biatain® Ag Silicone (low adherence)
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Formulary
Green
7.5cm x 7.5cm (9636)
10cm x 10cm (9637)
12.5cm x 12.5cm (9638)
Above sizes only available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

15cm x15cm (9639) In primary care available on prescription only.
17.5cm x17.5cm (9640) In primary care available on prescription only.


BNF A5.3.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Mepilex® Ag (Molnlycke)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

10cm x 10cm (5 per box)
10cm x 20cm (5 per box)
15cm x 15cm (5 per box)
20cm x 20cm (5 per box)
20cm x 50cm (5 per box)

In secondary care restricted to Burns and Plastics or on Tissue Viability recommendation only.

In primary care restricted to as recommended by Tissue Viability nurse, and where suitable to continue after hospital initiation.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy.

 
   
Mepilex® Border Ag (Molnlycke)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

7cm x 7.5cm (5 per box)
10cm x 12.5cm (5 per box)

In secondary care restricted to Burns and Plastics or on Tissue Viability recommendation only.

In primary care restricted to as recommended by Tissue Viability nurse, and where suitable to continue after hospital initiation.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).


In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy.

 
   
19.04.01.02  Silver - Foam Non-Adhesive
19.04.01.03  Silver - Hydrofibre
Aquacel Ag+ Extra®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 5cm (413566)
10cm x 10cm (413567)

In primary care, sizes listed above are available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

15cm x15cm (413568)
In primary care available on prescription only

BNF A5.3.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Aquacel Ag® Ribbon
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Formulary
Green

2cm x 45cm (413571)
1cm x 45cm (413570)
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


BNF A5.3.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
19.04.02  Antimicrobial - Honey to top
Actilite®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 5cm (CR4281)
10cm x10cm (CR3849)
10cm x 20cm (CR3852)
Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.3.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Activon Tulle®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 5cm (CR3658)
10cm x10cm (CR3761)
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.3.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Algivon®
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 5cm (CR3831)
10cm x 10cm (CR3659)
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


BNF A5.3.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Medihoney® Antibacterial Wound Gel
(10g, 20g)
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Formulary
Green
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

A5.3.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy
 
   
19.04.02.01  Honey - Tubes
19.04.02.02  Honey - Tulles
19.04.02.03  Honey - Alginate
19.04.02.04  Honey - Viscose/Non-adherent
19.04.03  Antimicrobial - Iodines to top
19.04.03.01  Iodine - Cadexomer
Iodoflex® Paste
(5g, 10g)
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Formulary
Green
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

A5.3.2
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
Iodosorb® Ointment
(10g)
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Formulary
Green
Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

A5.3.2
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy
 
   
Iodosorb® Powder
(3g)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted - for use in secondary care by Dermatology only.



BNF A5.3.2
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.04.03.02  Iodine - Povidone
Povidone-Iodine fabric dressing (Inadine®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
5cm x 5cm (PO1481)
9.5cm x 9.5cm (PO1491)
In secondary care restricted - to use in secondary care for superficial low exudate wounds. Only allowed as stock in Burns, Plastics, Dermatology, Podiatry, Spinal Unit and Diabetic Clinics/Wards.

May be continued in Primary Care when initiated by hospital consultant or Tissue Viability.

BNF A5.3.2
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.04.04  Antimicrobial - Chlorhexidine
Chlorhexidine Gauze Dressing BP (Bactigras®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
5cm x 5cm (66007456)
10cm x10cm (66007457)
15cm x 20cm (66007461)
15cm x 1m (66007505)
In secondary care restricted - to use in secondary care for superficial low exudate wounds. Only allowed as stock in Burns, Plastics, Dermatology, Podiatry, Spinal Unit and Diabetic Clinics/Wards.

May be continued in Primary Care when initiated by hospital consultant or Tissue Viability.

BNF A5.3.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.04.05  Antimicrobial - Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride
19.04.06  Anitmicrobial - PHMB to top
19.05  Bandages
19.05.01  Bandages – Retention
19.05.01.01  Bandages – Retention – standard
Crepe
(bandage)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted - only for use in secondary care only at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
K-Band®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x 4m (stretched)

In secondary care not recommended for stock on general wards.
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.8.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies  
   
19.05.01.02  Bandages – Retention – cohesive latex free
19.05.02  Bandages – Subcompression wadding to top
19.05.03  Bandages – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging
 note 
K-Four®
(multilayer compression bandage system)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
Layer 1 - K-Soft 10cm x 3.5m, K-Soft Long 10cm x 4.5m
Layer 2 - K-Lite 10cm x 4.5m, K-Lite Long 10cm x 5.25m
Layer 3 - K-Plus 10cm x 8.7m, K-Plus Long 10cm x 10.25m
Layer 4 - Ko-Flex 10cm x 6m, Ko-Flex Long 10cm x 7m
Use of Layers 3 and 4 restricted in secondary care to use by Dermatology team or on recommendation of Tissue Viability
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.8.6, 5.8.7, 5.8.8
In secondary care obtain from Supplies
 
   
Profore Latex Free®
(multilayer compression bandage system)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
Profore #1 10cm x 3.5m (unstretched)
Profore #2 10cm x 4.5m (stretched)
Profore #3 10cm x 8.7m (stretched)
Profore #4 10cm x 2.5m (unstretched)
Profore Plus 10cm x 3m (unstretched)
In secondary care, use of Profore #3 and #4 and Profore Plus restricted to use by Dermatology team or on recommendation of Tissue Viability
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.8.6, A5.8.7, A5.8.8
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Coban® 2
(multilayer compression bandage system)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
Two layer system - one size

Restricted - to recommendation by Tissue Viability or Lymphoedema Nurse only

BNF A5.8.8
In secondary care obtain from Supplies
 
   
Coban® 2 Lite
(multilayer compression bandage system)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
Two layer system (reduced compression)- one size

Restricted - to recommendation by Tissue Viability or Lymphoedema Nurse only

BNF A5.8.8
In secondary care obtain from Supplies
 
   
19.05.04  Bandages – Short Stretch Compression
Actico® Cohesive Short-Stretch
(compression bandage)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x 6m is the most common in use.
In primary care this size only available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

6cm x 6m
8cm x 6m
12cm x 6m

In secondary care all sizes are restricted to: use by Dermatology team or on recommendation of Tissue Viability only
In primary care unusal sizes should be recommended by a specialist e.g. tissue viability or lymphoedema specialist
BNF A5.8.7 
   
19.05.05  Bandages – Paste Bandage
Calaband®
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Formulary
Green
7.5cm x 6m (3607)

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Ichthopaste®
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Formulary
Green
7.5cm x 6m (4959)

In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.8.9
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy
 
   
Zinc Paste Bandage 6m x 7.5cm (Viscopaste® )
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
Restricted - for use in eczema. NOT recommended for leg ulcers as long term use may lead to the development of sensitivity.

Available on ONPOS

BNF A5.8.9
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy
 
   
ZipZoc®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
7.5cm x 6m (66151550)

In secondary care restricted - Dermatology indications only
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


BNF A5.8.9
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy
 
   
19.05.06  Bandages – Tubular
CliniFast® Blue
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Formulary
Green

7.5cm x 10m [EGP020]

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.8.3.
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
CliniFast® Green
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Formulary
Green

5cm x 10m 

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.8.3.
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
CliniFast® Yellow
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Formulary
Green

10.75cm x 10m [EGP021]

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.8.3.
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
19.06  Capillary Action Wound Dressings to top
19.07  Cleansing Agents
Prontosan®
(gel)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
30mL

Wound irrigation solution containing betaine, a surfactant which penetrates, disturbs and removes biofilm and wound debris, and PHMB to help control bacterial levels on the wound. Indicated for cleansing, decontamination and moisturising of acute and chronic skin wounds and first and second degree burns.

Restricted - on recommendation of Tissue Viability only.

Audit use: January 2015
BNF A5.3.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Sodium Chloride 0.9%  (Normasol®)
(irrigation sachet (sterile))
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Formulary
Green
25mL, 100mL sachet
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

In primary care tap water preferred

BNF 13.11.01
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.08  Contact Layers
Atrauman®
(non-adherent dressing)
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First Choice
Green
5cm x 5cm
7.5cm x 10cm
10cm x 20cm
20cm x30cm

In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.1.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
N-A Ultra®
(dressing)
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Second Choice
Green
9.5cm x 9.5cm
9.5cm x 19cm
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

In secondary care to be used 2nd line to Atrauman and only to be stocked by Podiatry and Dermatology

BNF A5.1.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Mepitel®
(soft silicone dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

2nd choice to Mepitel One


5cm x 7cm (290500)
8cm x 10cm (290700)
12cm x 15cm (291000)
20cm x32cm (292030)

In secondary care restricted to Paediatrics, Spinal Outpatients, Dermatology, Burns, Plastics and ICU/HDU and when requested by Tissue Viability.

In primary care restricted to specialist recommended (usually tissue viability)

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
Mepitel® One
(soft silicone dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

6cm x 7cm (289170)
9cm x 10cm (289270)
13cm x 15cm (289470)
24cm x 27.5cm (289670)

In secondary care restricted to Paediatrics, Spinal, Dermatology, Burns, Plastics and ICU/HDU and when requested by Tissue Viability.

In primary care restricted to specialist recommended (usually tissue viability)

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy.

 
   
Paraffin Gauze (Jelonet®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
10cm x 10cm (66007409)
Restricted - in secondary care to Dermatology, Podiatry and Plastics

In primary care usually switch to Atrauman

BNF A5.1.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.09  Film Dressings
19.09.01  Film Dressings – General Wounds
Bioclusive®
(vapour-permeable, transparent, adhesive film dressing)
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Red
10.2cm x 12.7cm
12.7cm x 17.8cm
5.1cm x 7.6cm

Restricted - for use in secondary care only.
Film dressings to be reviewed and rationalised

BNF A5.2.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies  
   
19.09.02  Film Dressings – IV/Cannula to top
Tegaderm® IV
(vapour-permeable, transparent, adhesive film dressing)
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First Choice
Green
7cm x 8.5cm (peripheral catheter)
10cm x 15.5cm (peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC))
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

8.5cm 10.5cm (central venous catheter)
In primary care only available on precription

BNF A5.2.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
IV3000®
(vapour-permeable, transparent, adhesive film dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x12cm (central venous catheter)(SJ4008)
In primary care this one only is available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


7cm x 9cm (ported peripheral catheter)(SJ4006)
9cm x12cm (PICC line)(SJ66004009)
10cm x 14cm (SJ4925)

Restricted - for use in patients who have had skin reactions to Tegaderm dressings

BNF A5.2.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Tegaderm® CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV
(iv dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
8.5cm 11.5cm
10cm x 15.5cm

Use for central lines only.
Restricted to patients on parenteral nutrition and isolated infected patients. Patients who are immunosuppressed or who have neutropenic sepsis may also require CHG dressings.
Only to be stocked on surgical, spinal, gastroenterology and ITU wards and Radiology.

BNF
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
19.10  Foam Dressings
Lyofoam®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
15cm x 20cm

Restricted - for dressing of hypospadias operations

BNF A5.2.5
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.10.01  Foam Dressings – Adhesive
Aquacel® Foam (adhesive)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Green Traffic Light 
16.9cm x 20cm (sacral)(420626)(ONPOS)

Sizes below are 2nd Choice if Biatain Silicone® not appropriate or contraindicated:
8cm x 8cm (420804)(ONPOS)
10cm x 10cm (420680)(ONPOS)
12.5cm x 12.5cm (420619)(ONPOS)
17.5cm x 17.5cm (420621)(ONPOS)(in secondary care may only be stocked in Spinal Outpatients)
10cm x 20cm (421150)(In primary care available on prescription only)
19.8cm x 14cm (heel)(420625) 2nd Choice if Tegaderm® Heel not working or contraindicated. (In primary care available on prescription only)

In primary care most sizes available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS) except 19.8cm x 14cm (heel) and 10cm x 20cm which are prescription only.

In secondary care all above, restricted to prescribing only by TV Nurse, Dermatology, Burns and Plastics and Spinal teams.

Red Traffic Light 
25cm x 30cm (420624) restricted - to be prescribed in secondary care only. Maybe stocked on Ward 16 only at SMH

BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.10.02  Foam Dressings – Non-Adhesive
Biatain® Non-Adhesive
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First Choice
Green

10cm x 20cm (3412)


In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.2.5
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy.

 
19.10.03  Foam Dressings – Silicone
Biatain® Silicone
(adhesive foam dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
12.5cm x 12.5cm (3436)
15cm x 15cm (3437)(In primary care available on prescription only)
17.5cm x 17.5cm (3438)(In primary care available on prescription only)

12.5cm x 12.5cm available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.2.5
In secondary care to be ordered through Pharmacy 
   
Biatain® Silicone Lite
(adhesive foam dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
5cm x 5cm (3452)

In secondary care - restricted for use by Dermatology only or on Tissue Viability recommendation.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.2.5
In secondary care to be ordered through Pharmacy 
   
19.10.04  Foam Dressings – Silicone – high MVTR to top
Mepilex® Transfer
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Initiation
7.5cm x 8.5cm (329-5755)
10cm x 12cm (329-5748)
15cm x 20cm (292-4157)

Restricted - for use on fungating wounds only on the advice of woundcare specialist.

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Mepilex® Border
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Red
NOTE: Biatain Silicone is an appropriate alternative.

7cm x 7.5cm (295260)
10cm x 12.5cm (295360)
15cm x 17.5cm (295460)
17cm x 20cm (295660)
Restricted - may only be prescribed for use by Burns, Plastics and Spinal wards.

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.10.05  Foam Dressings – Combination
19.11  Hydrocolloid
UrgoStart® Plus Pad
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

6cm x 6cm
10cm x 10cm
15cm x 20cm

In secondary care restricted - use only upon tissue viability recommendation.

In primary care restricted to as recommended by Tissue Viability nurse, and where suitable to continue after hospital initiation.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.4.1
If required in secondary care, phone Pharmacy to order.

 
   
19.11.01  Hydrocolloid – Standard
DuoDERM® Extra Thin
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Formulary
Green

5cm x 10cm (S163)
7.5cm x 7.5cm (S160)
10cm x 10cm (S161)
15cm x15cm (S162)

BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Supplies

 
   
DuoDERM® Signal
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Formulary
Green
10cm x 10cm (S166)
In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

14cm x14cm (S167)
20cm x 20cm (S168)
In primary care on prescription only.

BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.11.02  Hydrocolloid – Thin
Comfeel® Plus Transparent
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Formulary
Green
5cm x 7cm
10cm x10cm


In primary care available as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.2.4
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.12  Hydrogels to top
19.12.01  Hydrogels – Amorphous
Active Heal Hydrogel
(8g, 15g)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Restricted - not for nursing homes.

8g, 15g

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

BNF A5.2.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
19.12.02  Hydrogels – Sheet
KerraLite® Cool
(5 per pack)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Restricted - not for nursing homes.

6cm x 6cm
12cm x 8.5cm

Both available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.2.1
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
19.13  Island Dressings
19.14  Odour Control
CliniSorb® Odour Control Dressing
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
10cm x 10cm (2305)
Restricted - Wound to be assessed for reasons for odour before prescribing

BNF A5.2.3
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.15  Scar Dressings to top
Mepiform®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
5cm x 7cm (293250)
9cm x 18cm (293450)
4cm x 31cm (293150)

Restricted to use by Burns and when requested by Tissue Viability

BNF A5.4.2
In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
19.16  Post Op Dressings
OpSite® Post-Op
(dressing)
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Formulary
Red
8.5cm x 9.5cm
8.5cm x 15.5cm
10cm x 12cm
10cm x 20cm
10cm x 25cm
10cm x 30cm
10cm x 35cm

BNF A5.2.2
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
19.17  Gauze Swabs
Gauze Swab
(non-sterile, non-woven)
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Formulary
Green
Clinimed® non-woven non-sterile gauze swab - 10cm x 10cm (packs of 100)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)


In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Gauze Swab®
(sterile)
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Formulary
Green
7.5cm x 7.5cm 8-ply (packs of 5)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

In secondary care obtain from Supplies
 
   
Gauze Swab®
(sterile)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
5cm x 5cm

Restricted in secondary care to use by Podiatry only

In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
19.18  Dressing Packs
19.18.01  Dressing Packs – Community
Nurse It® Dressing Pack (Small/Medium, Medium/Large dressing pack)
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Formulary
Green
Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)
 
   
19.18.02  Dressing Packs – General Wards to top
Premier® Wound Care Pack Option II Plus
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
For use in secondary care use only

NOTE: Across secondary care all dressing packs in process of review and rationalisation


 
   
Softdrape®
(Richardson Healthcare)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
For use in secondary care use only

NOTE: Across secondary care all dressing packs in process of review and rationalisation


 
   
19.18.03  Dressing Packs – Burns
Robinson Healthcare Burns  (dressing pack)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
For use in secondary care by Burns Unit only

 
   
19.19  Skin Protectives
19.19.01  Skin Protectives - Creams
Medi Derma-S®
(barrier cream)
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Formulary
Green
2g sachet barrier cream
28g, 90g tube barrier cream

All above, except 90g tube, available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

Apply sparingly. For each buttock, only a pea-sized quantity required.

In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Medi Derma-PRO® Skin Protectant ointment
(115g)
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Formulary
Green

115g tube.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.2.1
In secondary care obtain from Supplies

 
   
19.19.02  Skin Protectives – Film
Medi Derma-S®
(barrier film)
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Formulary
Green
1mL, 3mL foam applicator (sterile)
30mL non-sting pump spray

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

In secondary care obtain from Supplies
 
   
19.20  Surgical Tapes to top
19.20.01  Surgical Tapes – Standard
Mefix®
(tape)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
10cm wide
15cm wide

Restricted - for use in secondary care only

BNF A5.7.3
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Mefix®
(tape)
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Formulary
Green
2.5cm x 5m (310276)
5cm x 5m (310576)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.7.3
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Scanpor®
(tape)
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Formulary
Green
2.5cm x 5m
5cm x 5m

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS)

BNF A5.7.3
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Micropore®
(tape)
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Formulary
Green
2.5cm x 5m
5cm x 5m

BNF A5.7.3
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
Micropore® Tan
(tape)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
2.5cm x 9.1m
Restricted - for use on facial wounds only


BNF A5.7.3
In secondary care obtain from Supplies 
   
19.20.02  Surgical Tapes – Silicone
3M® Kind Removal Silicone Tape
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended

2.5cm x 5m

In secondary care restricted - use only upon tissue viability recommendation.

In primary care restricted - recommendation by Tissue Viability nurse, and where suitable to continue after hospital initiation.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy.

 
   
19.21  Compression Hosiery
Actiglide®
(hosiery applicator)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
one size 
   
ActiLymph® Hosiery
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
For chronic oedema/lymphoedema.
In community, use European class RAL hosiery for patients with returning oedema. Other hosiery products can be sourced following advice from Lymphoedema or Tissue Viability.
BNF A5.9.1 
   
Altipress® 40 Leg Ulcer Kit
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Restricted - not for nursing homes.

Kit containing;
2 x Altipress® White inner stockings (10 mmHg)
1 x Altipress® Soft Beige outer stocking (30 mmHg)

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
Altipress® Compression Liner
(3 pack)
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Formulary
Green

Provides 10mmHg at the ankle.

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

BNF A5.9.1

 
   
19.22  Hosiery Applicator
19.23  Hosiery / Bandage Protector to top
19.24  Miscellaneous / Specialist
Larvae Therapy
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Initiation

Restricted - use by Dermatology, Burns and Plastics, Podiatry and Tissue Viability only

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy

 
   
Leech Therapy
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted - use in secondary care by Plastics team only

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (AVANCE SOLO®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted - only available in secondary care for use by Podiatry only, for treatment for 7 days. 
   
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 15cmx15cm, 10cmx20cm (PICO®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
NOT TO BE USED IN SECONDARY CARE - ONLY FOR USE IN PRIMARY CARE

In primary care restricted to recommendation by TV only for short term use (not exceeding 4 weeks), on small, highly exuding wounds.
- Patients require regular TV specialist review. In community must be supplied through TV nurse who will organise supplies to go to the patient's nurse.
- Not to be prescribed on FP10.
- In primary care restricted to TV recommendation ONLY.

[Audit results to FMG after 20 patients have received treatment initiated in primary care using either Avance or PICO NPWT] 
   
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) (Avance®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted -
1. In secondary care to be initiated by Tissue Viability, Spinal, Burns & Plastics, Orthopaedics and General Surgery.
2. In primary care, initiation by Tissue Viability ONLY with supply via ONPOS for patients who:
- have been, or need to be, discharged on NPWT from an out-of-area acute Trust and require continued NPWT or,
- need NPWT to help prevent admission or readmission to hospital.

NOTE: NOT to be prescribed on FP10

After initiation of treatment, patients should be reviewed weekly under the direction/supervision of the Tissue Viability Team. If no significant improvement is seen in 2 weeks therapy will be stopped. If improvement is confirmed then the usual length of treatment is 4 weeks although occasionally patients may require longer treatment (generally a maximum of 8 weeks)

[Audit results to FMG after 20 patients have received treatment initiated in primary care using either Avance® or PICO® NPWT] 
   
Option Wound Manager
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Recommended
In secondary care restricted to use in ICU, Burns and Plastics and on recommendation of Tissue Viability.

In primary care restricted to Tissue Viability recommendation only  
   
UCS Debridement Wipes
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Restricted - not for nursing homes.

Box of 10 wipes.

19cm x 19cm

Available in primary care as stock through the On-line Non-Prescription Ordering System (ONPOS).

In secondary care obtain from Supplies.

 
   
19.24.01  Tracheostomy
Kapitex ® Laryngeo Foam Tracheostomy
(dressing)
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Formulary
Green
Small
Large 
   
Lyofoam ® Tracheostomy
(dressing)
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Formulary
Green
9cm x 6cm
 
   
19.24.02  Specialist Burns
Biobrane®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
12.5cm 38cm
25cm x 38cm
38cm x 50cm
Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing for use in Paediatrics for burns over 5% total body surface area.

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
E-Z Derm®
(meshed biosynthetic wound dressing)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
8cm x 122cm (131700 non-perforated) (131710 meshed)
8cm x 61cm (131701 non-perforated) (131711 meshed)
8cm x 30cm (131702 non-perforated) (131712 meshed)
8cm x 10cm (131703 non-perforated) (131713 meshed)
17cm x 46cm (131704 non-perforated) (131714 meshed)

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing. Generally the meshed product is preferred.

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Flammacerium®
(cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Glucan Pro®
(topical cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
25g

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Glucan3000®
(cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
99g

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Integra® Dermal
(regeneration template bi-layer)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
10cm x 25cm

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
Matriderm®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
52mm x 74mm x 1mm
105mm x 148mm x 1mm
210mm x 297mm x 1mm
210mm x 297mm x 2mm

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
NexoBrid® 2g and 5g powder and gel
(powder and gel, for gel)
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Formulary
Red

Prescribing by or on the advice of Burns and Plastics consultants for treatment of deep, partial or full thickness thermal burns up to a maximum of 15% total body surface area (TBSA) who would normally be considered for surgical debridement.


 

 
   
Silicone  (Dermatix® Dermal)
(gel)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
15g and 60g

Restricted - Burns and Plastics Consultant only prescribing

In secondary care obtain from Pharmacy 
   
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Acticoat 7

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Non Formulary recommend Acticoat Flex 3
 
Acticoat®  (all sizes)

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Non Formulary Acticoat® Flex 3 recommended for use

 
Activon®honey

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Non Formulary Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel now recommended
 
Adaptic®

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Non Formulary Mepitel now recommended
 
Advasoft®

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Non Formulary K-Soft now recommended
 
Allevyn Adhesive and Non-Adhesive

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Non Formulary Replaced by Biatain Adhesive and Non-Adhesive and Biatain Silicone. See formulary entries above for availability of sizes.
 
Allevyn heel®

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Non Formulary Tegaderm foam adhesive heel recommended
 
Allevyn® Cavity tubular

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Non Formulary Aquacel ribbon now recommended
 
Allevyn® sacral  (adhesive)

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Non Formulary Aquacel Foam sacral now recommended
 
Aquacel Ag Burn®

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Non Formulary
Black
13cm x 10cm
17cm x 15cm
23cm x 30cm
54cm x 45cm

 
Aquacel® Foam  (non-adhesive)

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Non Formulary
Black
10cm x10cm (420633)
15cm x15cm (420635)

Suitable alternative - Biatain Non-adhesive (see above)

BNF A5.2.4
 
Aquaform® Gel
(hydrogel application)

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Non Formulary Purilon Gel now recommended

 
Biatain Alginate Ag®  (all sizes)

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Non Formulary Aquacel Ag Extra now recommended

BNF A5.3.3
 
Biatain Alginate®

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Non Formulary Aquacel Extra now recommended

BNF A5.2.6
 
Biatain Soft-Hold®

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Non Formulary Recommended to use Mepilex Border instead

BNF A5.2.3
 
Biatain® Adhesive

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Non Formulary
Black
12.5cm x 12.5cm (3420)
18cm x 18cm (3423)

Biatain Silicone is an appropriate alternative.

BNF A5.2.5
 
Biatain® Ag Adhesive Heel and Sacral

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Non Formulary Heel and sacral - use of Aquacel Extra Ag is recommended
 
Carboflex®

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Non Formulary Use of Clinisorb recommended
 
Cavilon® Durable Barrier
(barrier cream)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Cavilon® Durable Barrier Cream + Honey
(barrier cream)

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Non Formulary
No longer available
 
Cavilon® No Sting Barrier
(barrier film)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Cutimed Sorbact®  (gel)

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Non Formulary 7.5cm x 7.5cm (72611-00)
7.5cm x 15cm (72611-01)

To be reviewed and considered for formulary inclusion in the near future.

BNF A5.3.4
 
Cutimed Sorbact®  (ribbon)

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Non Formulary 2cm x 50cm

To be reviewed and considered for formulary inclusion in the near future.

BNF A5.3.4
 
Cutimed Sorbact® Dressing Pad

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Non Formulary 7cm x 9cm

To be reviewed and considered for formulary inclusion in the near future.

BNF A5.3.4
 
C-View®

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Non Formulary Tegaderm Film dressings recommended
 
Dressit® pack  (Small/Medium, Medium/Large)
(Richardson Healthcare)

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Non Formulary Nurse It is the recommended dressing pack

 
DryMax Extra®

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Non Formulary
Black
NOTE: No longer to be used. Replaced by Kerramax

20cm x 20cm
20cm x 30cm


BNF A5.1.2
 
Flaminal Forte
(gel 15g)

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Non Formulary

BNF A5.3.4
 
Granugel® Gel
(hydrogel application)

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Non Formulary Purilon Gel now recommended

 
Intrasite® Gel

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Non Formulary Purilon gel is now recommended
 
Kliniderm® Foam Silicone Border
(adhesive foam dressing)

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Non Formulary
Black
7.5cm x 7.5cm (40514828)
10cm x 10cm (40514829)
12.5cm x 12.5cm (40514830)
15cm x 15cm (40514831)
10cm x 20cm (40514832)
15cm x 20cm (40514834)
 
Mepilex® Border Lite

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Non Formulary
Black
4cm x 5cm (281000)

Suitable alternative - Biatain Silicon

BNF A5.2.3
 
Mepilex® Lite

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Non Formulary
Black
6cm x 8.5cm (284000)

Suitable alternative - Biatain Silicon

BNF A5.2.3
 
Mesitran® Antibacterial Wound Gel
(all sizes)

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Non Formulary BNF A5.3.1

Recommended to use Medihoney instead
 
Mesorb

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Non Formulary Use of Shermond dressing pack now recommended
 
Release

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Non Formulary Recommend use of Atrauman or N-A Ultra
 
Seal-Tight®
(woundcare protector)

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Non Formulary
Black
Adult wide and short leg

Patients to be given leaflet containing information and encouraged to purchase.
 
SeaSorb Ag®
(all sizes)

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Non Formulary Aquacel Ag Extra now recommended


 
SeaSorb Soft®

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Non Formulary Aquacel Extra now recommended

BNF A5.2.6
 
Siltape®

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Non Formulary Use of Mepitac now recommended

 
Sorbsan® Plus

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Non Formulary Aquacel Extra now recommended
 
Sorbsan® Ribbon

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Non Formulary Use of Aquacel ribbon now recommended
 
Steripaste®

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Non Formulary NOTE: No longer available
 
Suprasorb X + PHMB

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Non Formulary 5cm x 5cm
9cm x 9cm
14cm x 20cm
2cm x 21cm (rope)

BNF A5.3.4
 
Tegaderm Hydrocolloid Thin®  (square - all sizes)

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Non Formulary recommended to use Comfeel Plus Transparent instead
 
Tegaderm® + PAD

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Non Formulary Use of Mepore now recommended
 
Tegaderm® contact dressing

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Non Formulary Use of Atrauman or N-A Ultra now recommended
 
Tegaderm® Foam Adhesive

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Non Formulary
Black
6.9cm x 6.9cm (soft cloth border)(90615)
10cm x 11cm (90611)

Both the above are non-formulary. Biatain Silicone is an appropriate alternative.

BNF A5.2.5
 
Vacutex  (all sizes)

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Non Formulary Recommended to use Advadraw Adsorbant (flat) instead

BNF A5.2.7
 
Versiva XC® Foam  (all sizes)

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Non Formulary
Suitable alternative - Biatain Non-adhesive (see above)
 
Viggo Veca-C® dressing

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Non Formulary Use of Tegaderm or Opsite IV dressing is recommended
 
  
Key
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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

Black

Not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.
Drugs which have been evaluated and rejected by the Medicines Value Group (MVG)
Drugs defined as ‘Low Priority’ by the South Central Priorities Committee
New drugs which have not as yet been evaluated by the MVG
Any drug not listed in the Buckinghamshire Formulary  

Red

Drugs which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.
Require specialist knowledge and/or equipment for patient selection and initiation
Require long term on-going monitoring and dose adjustment to ensure efficacy and minimise toxicity by a specialist
Designated as “hospital only“ by product licence, NICE, DoH or BNF
May need further evaluation by a specialist
Are hospital initiated clinical trial materials  

Red Specialist Centre

As for ‘red’ (above) with the addition of the following:
Designated by NHS England to require initiation by or in prior agreement with a Specialist Centre. Continuation where appropriate by BHT (or other secondary care provider)
Detailed requirements for Specialist Centre initiation to be described in the wording of the formulary restriction  

Amber Protocol

Drugs which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a drug specific Shared Care Protocol(SCP). Prescribing may be continued in primary care following the SCP
Require specialist knowledge and/or equipment for patient selection and initiation
Require short or medium term (eg. 3 to 6 months) specialist monitoring of efficacy or toxicity. The need for stabilisation will vary with different drugs and patients, but is usually a minimum of 2 months (see principles for shared care)
Require significant long term monitoring
Require ongoing communication between the GP and the specialist
Have clearly defined consultant, GP and patient responsibilities documented in a shared care protocol (see responsibilities for amber protocol drugs)  

Amber Initiation

Drugs suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation
Require specialist knowledge and/or equipment for patient selection
Monitoring does not require specialist knowledge or equipment
If the drug is one with which the primary care prescriber is unfamiliar the specialist is expected to provide sufficient information on the drug indication, dose, duration , monitoring and any further necessary dose adjustments
Require the first prescription to be written by the specialist  

Amber Recommended

Drugs suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist recommendation
As for amber initiation except that:- The first prescription may be written by the GP after specialist recommendation.  

Green

Drugs for which primary care prescribers would normally take full responsibility for prescribing and monitoring
Drugs not included in the Traffic Light list but included on joint formulary.
New drugs classified as red or amber but as greater experience regarding their safety and efficacy is established may move to Green after re-consideration by the MVG and APC.  

netFormulary