Joint Formulary

Royal Papworth Hospital works in collaboration with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to produce a Joint Formulary.

Shared Care guidelines and other Prescribing Support documents can be found within the Joint Formulary. Documents relating to a specific drug are linked to the drug monograph, those covering a broader clinical area are located at the top of the page.

Further details on navigating the Joint Formulary and an explanation of the drug classification system used are available on the formulary website.

The Joint Formulary aims to promote safe, effective, and economic prescribing in both primary and secondary care. It provides clinical guidance on the management of a wide variety of conditions, which includes locally recommended drug choices.

Prescribing guidance is developed for our patient population, in line with national recommendations, and following consultation with both specialists and primary care colleagues. In compiling the Formulary, due consideration is given to aspects of effectiveness, safety, appropriateness and cost effectiveness.

Approval of the Joint Formulary sits with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Prescribing Group. It is produced in collaboration with the following NHS organisations:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Patients are kindly asked to discuss access to medicines with their GP or hospital specialist.