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NHS BaNES CCG, NHS Swindon CCG, NHS Wiltshire CCG
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Welcome to the BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Formulary
For use by primary, secondary & community care prescribers within BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire
See about page for information relating to the three formularies which have merged to make this
new BSW joint formulary and for traffic light definitions.

To use this formulary, search by medicine name, condition [use search box below] or BNF chapter/subsection [use chapter tab]. For further information see QRG - how to use BSW formulary website and QRG - how to use BSW formulary App

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N.B. This website is still under development. If you discover information you believe to be inaccurate please contact us at

A number of ‘differences’ in formulary options, traffic light statuses, prescribing guidelines and shared care protocols have yet to be agreed across BSW. Please bear with us as we work to review these and please follow the guidance for your locality.

Prescribing Guidelines  

Shared Care Guidance

BSW Management of infections in Primary Care
Full Guideline
Quick Ref Guide adults Quick Ref Guide children

BaNES CCG Medicines Management Information

Swindon CCG Medicines Management Information

Wiltshire CCG Medicines Management Information 

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust intranet link

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust intranet link

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust [link coming soon]


News Feed

November 2019 - NICE have published a guideline that covers prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting, chronic pain, spasticity and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.  
An interim commissioning position relating to the BSW commissioning policy for cannabis-based medicinal products for medicinal use is currently being drafted (Nov 13th 2019) and will be published here in due course’. 

November 2019 - Shortage of procyclidine (Kemadrin) 5mg/ml injection

November 2019 - Discontinuation of glibenclamide 2.5 and 5.0 mg Tablets

October 2019 - Shortage of salofalk (mesalazine) suppositories (500mg and 1g)

October 2019 - Drug Safety Update - Prescribing medicines in renal impairment: using the appropriate estimate of renal function to avoid the risk of adverse drug reactions

October 2019 - Adrenaline auto-injectors: Summary of recent action taken to support safety

>>> more news

The formulary is intended to be used when prescribing for adolescents and adults. 

All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire, but is information currently held within the public domain.

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.

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