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Medicines for physical health conditions

This formulary does not list medicines for physical health conditions other than those that may be initiated by HPFT clinicians. Medicines initiated for physical health conditions by other clinicians will often need to be continued for service users who are admitted to an in-patient unit. To prevent a delay in the administration of such medicines and to reduce waste, service users own medication should be used where available, providing they are assessed as suitable.

All medicines prescribed for physical health conditions should adhere to the relevant  HWE ICB prescribing guidelines and local decisions around medicines. It may be appropriate to seek advice from GP/Specialist before initiating treatment to ensure that the preferred choice of medicine is selected.

When a service user is admitted on to an in-patient unit and is taking specialist medicines that are prescribed and supplied by a specialist provider e.g. medicines for HIV, prescribers and nurses must seek advice from the Medicines Management Team on how to obtain further supplies of these medicines, as it may not appropriate to order via the usual pharmacy service.

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