All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or out of hours contact the NHS 111 service by telephoning 111.

1 - Gastro-intestinal

Ranitidine Supply Disruption Guidance

Management of Constipation in Adults Guidelines

Guidance for the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Adults

Proton Pump Inhibitors in Paediatrics (SFT)

BSW Management of IBS with constipation in Adults

NICE guidelines: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management

Specialist Pharmacy Service info: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management

Bariatric surgery and medicines (PrescQipp Bulletin)

2 - Cardiovascular

BSW STP Antiplatelets Summary (GWH & RUH pts only)

BSW Sacubitril Valsartan for Heart Failure

Wiltshire Diltiazem Dosing Regimes

NICE Hypertension Guidance

Guidelines for the use of Dapagliflozin (an SGLT2) in Heart Failure April 2021 (NICE TA679)

INR Self Testing Guidance

Wiltshire Omega-3 - advisory summary

Wiltshire Compression and Lymphoedema Garments

NICE Hypertension Guidance - Patient Decision Aid

Inclisiran Guidance for Primary Care

Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs - formerly NOACs)

BSW Guidance on converting between anticoagulants

BSW PrescQIPP Prescriber decision support - Warfarin

BSW PrescQIPP Considerations for anticoagulationin Venous Thrombo-embolism (VTE)

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Bulletin

BSW PrescQIPP Comparison of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

BSW PrescQIPP Atrial fibrillation: Patient information and decision aid

BSW PrescQIPP Patient information - Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

BSW PrescQIPP Drug interactions with NOACs

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Briefing

BSW Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) for DVT and PE in adults: Local pathways

Statins

BSW Management of Lipids in Primary Care

3 - Respiratory

BSW Guidance on Prescribing for Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis

SPS info: Summary of NICE guidance for Asthma

COPD Guidance

BSW COVID 19 meds optimisation issues

NICE Bites - COPD

BSW Diagnosed Adult Asthma: Guidance on adjusting treatment

BSW COPD Inhaler Guide

Roflumilast Guidance

Services/Information

 

Air Liquide Portal - for healthcare professionals

COPD Training Events - September 2015

To obtain copies of any of the above presentations from these events please e-mail prescribingwiltshire@nhs.net

4 - CNS

Pain management documents

NICE: Scarlet fever: guidance and data

Wiltshire Tramacet Prescribing Summary

Pain Management supporting information: "Opioids Aware"

BSW Pain Management Guidance (full version)

BSW CCG Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plasters (Ralvo®) Guidance for non-cancer pain in adults

NHS England Advice: Pregabalin and Gabapentin

PrescQIPP: Targinact (Oxycodone/Naloxone) Statement

Depression

Wiltshire Guidance on swapping and stopping antidepressants (quick guide)

Migraine

BSW Chronic Migraine Pathway for Adults

Substance misuse

Wiltshire Nalmefene Information for GPs

Perinatal mental health

AWP Prescribing Guidance for Mental Health Prescribers and GP's in Perinatal Mental Health

Other CNS condition documents

BSW Domperidone Guidance

Wiltshire Low Dose Naltrexone

AWP Valproate Guidance

Wiltshire RCGP - Cannabis based medicines: Desktop guide

BSW EOL COVID prescription support

BSW Guidelines for the use of Melatonin in Children

MHRA info: Antiepileptic drugs: new advice on switching between different manufacturers' products for a particular drug

UKMI Equivalent doses of oral Benzodiazepines

NHS England Cannabis prescribing - FAQs

Stop smoking community quick guide BSW 2020 FINAL

Swindon & GWH Palliative care prescription support

Neuropathic pain leaflets for patients (dose titration)

Wiltshire Pregabalin - patient leaflet

Wiltshire Gabapentin 0 - 900mg in 100mg's

Wiltshire Gabapentin 1800 - 3600mg high dose in 300's

Wiltshire Amitriptyline

Wiltshire Gabapentin 900mg - 1800 in 100's

Further patient information/leaflets

Wiltshire Patient Leaflet - Cancer Survivorship

Wiltshire Patient Leaflet - Chronic Pain

5 - Infections

Local antibiotic guidance and leaflets

As our Antibiotic Guidance is regularly being reviewed we recommend that you DO NOT print copies, and always refer to our website for the most up date information

BSW Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care

BSW CCG Management of Infection Guidance for Children in Primary Care (quick ref. guide)

BSW CCG Management of Infection Guidance for ADULTS in Primary Care (quick ref. guide)

TARGET Antibiotic Toolkit - Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource for primary care including patient information

Managing Common Infections

NICE Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines

Local Microguides

Royal United Hospitals Bath Microguide

Salisbury Foundation Trust Microguide

Great Western Hospitals Microguide

Other reference information

PrescQIPP: AMS Visual Analytics - Antimicrobial Stewardship activity during COVID-19

BSW Malaria Prophylaxis

Clinical Assessment form over 65s with suspected UTI - PENDING REVIEW

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Clinical Management in Primary Care

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Clinical Management in Primary Care

Open

Travel Health Pro: Malaria Prophylaxis (by country)

6 - Endocrine

NICE Bites - Type 2 Diabetes

BSW Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetes Guideline

BSW Guidance - Sharps Disposal and Prescribing Sharps Bins on FP10

Managing adrenal insufficiency in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Postural hypotension prescribing guidelines for primary care

Management of Hyperglycaemia in Type 2 Diabetes (GWH)

Managing adrenal insufficiency in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

BSW HRT Formulary Treatment Options

BSW Quick Reference Guide - Ensuring appropriate quantities of GLP-1 mimetics are prescribed

Managing male patients with prostate cancer on LHRH analogues during COVID-19 pandemic

BSW Prescribing Guidance for Oral Semaglutide (Rybelsus)

BSW LHRH Use in Men with Prostate Cancer

Adrenal Insufficiency guidance for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Advice for new and existing patients with osteoporosis being treated with zoledronic acid or denosumab

7 - Obs, Gyn and UT

Wiltshire Gamolenic Acid - advisory summary

Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Overactive Bladder Disease in Adults in Primary Care October 2020

BSW Evra Contraceptive Patch Prescribing Guidance

Wiltshire Dapoxetine Statement (Premature Ejaculation)

Wiltshire Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

8 - Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

Currently no guidance

9 - Nutrition and Blood

BSW Pathway for use of Ferric Maltol (Feraccru®)

BSW Oral Nutrition Formulary Nov 2020

Wiltshire Omega-3 - advisory summary

Wiltshire Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines

Community Malnutrition Screening Tool

COVID-19: B12 replacement

COVID-19: B12 replacement

Wiltshire Cod Liver Oil Supplements

Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency

Care Home Malnutrition Screening Tool

10 - Musculoskeletal

Wiltshire Glucosamine & Chondroitin

NICE NSAID guidance updated Feb 2018

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency

Wiltshire Rubefacients - advisory summary

NICE BITES Rheumatology guidance

11 - Eye

BaNES and Wiltshire Pharmacological Management of Glaucoma in Primary Care

UKOPG Clinical Guidance

 Ophthalmic special order products. (Included here for general info. Please note: BSW has not reviewed the products in the specials list and therefore, the traffic light status in the document should be ignored. If you are asked to prescribe any specials in this document, please email bswccg.formulary@nhs.net)

BSW Prescribing Guidelines for Dry Eye

12 - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

Wiltshire Allergic rhinitis in Adults guidance

13 - Skin

Wiltshire Emollient Prescribing Guidelines for Adults in Primary Care

Wiltshire Silk Garments Prescribing Policy

Wiltshire Scar Oils and Gels

Wiltshire Molluscum Contagiosum - advisory summary

Wiltshire Fungal Nail Infections - advisory summary

Wiltshire Sunscreen Statement

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines - Clinical Management in Primary Care

Wiltshire Advisory Summary on Eflornithine (Vaniqa)

BSW Actinic (solar) keratosis: Guidelines for management

14 - Immunological Products and Vaccines

For queries regarding immunisations and vaccines, please contact the NHS England Area Team via email: england.bgswareateampublichealth@nhs.net or call 0113 8251500.

For information, the following pages may be helpful:-

PHE Immunisation Schedule

For PGDs please go to:

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

15 - Anaesthesia

Currently no guidance

16 - Paediatrics

BCAP Drooling in Children

BSW Guidelines for the use of Melatonin in Children

21 - Palliative Care

Swindon & GWH Palliative care prescription support

EOL COVID prescription support

Use of Alfentanil via the subcutaneous route for symptom control in palliative and end of life care patients in the community (adults)

22 - COVID-19

July 2021 - please note that these BSW documents are under review to ensure content is up to date and correct.

Please also see COVID-19 Medicines Optimisation - Specialist Pharmacy Service for further resources and tools to support Medicines Optimisation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: B12 replacement

BSW COVID 19 meds optimisation issues

BSW EOL COVID prescription support

BSW COVID 19 Guidance for the safe switching of warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)

BSW COVID 19 Use of SGLT2s in Diabetes

BSW COVID 19 Acute use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

AWP Advice & support during COVID 19

NHSE COVID-19 SOP for Running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting

Adrenal Insufficiency guidance for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing adrenal insufficiency in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme: temporary advice for management during coronavirus (COVID-19)

BSW Beclometasone PMDIs Shortages Information

COVID-19: Advice for new and existing patients with osteoporosis being treated with zoledronic acid or denosumab

Managing male patients with prostate cancer on LHRH analogues during COVID-19 pandemic

Appendices