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The formulary

West Suffolk Hospital operates a formulary listing for drugs available for routine use within the Trust. The formulary is regularly updated and monitored by the Trust's Drug and Therapeutics Committee.

The major functions of the committee are:

  • To consider the use of new drugs in the Trust. Newly licensed drugs may only be prescribed following consideration by the D&T Committee. If a prescriber wishes to add a drug to the formulary then a written request must be made to the committee.
  • To review and update the formulary.
  • To produce relevant guidelines on drug usage within the Trust.
  • To produce regular bulletins detailing formulary changes.

The contact within the pharmacy department for formulary related issues is:

Mrs Judith Esterhuizen, formulary pharmacist: 01284 712929