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Monday 27 September 2021
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This is an electronic version of our Formulary written in conjunction with the Medicine Management Committee and the Pharmacy department.   The purpose of the Formulary is:

  • To promote safe, rational and cost effective prescribing within the Trust.
  • To help select the most appropriate drug amongst the many available.


This formulary is intended to act as a rapid reference source.  It is intended for the guidance of medical practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers.


For local GPs and Non-medical prescribers working in the community there is the Greater Manchester Joint Formulary produced by the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG).  The formulary ensures that patients receive seamless care across the primary-secondary care interface and reduces the need for switching programmes. All medicines recommended for use in the NHS in a NICE Technology Assessment (TA) are approved for use in Greater Manchester, the GMMMG site provides a list of medicines with a positive recommendation from  NICE and provides links to these TAs in the GMMMG formulary.  In the SRFT formulary below all the drugs with a positive NICE TA that are applicable to SRFT are included in the formulary.


How to use

All medicines are listed alphabetically using the generic name where possible.  Some brand names are used.


  1. Type the drug name in the 'Keywords' box

  2. Click on the 'Search' button

  3. Within the results, click on the 'generic name' of the medicine you are looking for.

  4. Click on the 'Link' - this will take you to further information that talks about that medicine. 



Drug NameBNF CategoryComment / Usage RestrictionsDetails
Azathioprine8.2.1 Antiproliferative immunosuppressants  
Azelastine spray (Rhinolast)12.2.1 Drugs used in nasal allergy  
Azithromycin5.1.5 MacrolidesGUM clinic 
Aztreonam5.1.2.3 Other beta-lactam antibioticsRequires Microbiology approval 
Bacillus Calemtte-Guerin (BCG) Bladder Instillation8.2.4 Other immunomodulating drugsUrology only 
Baclofen10.2.2 Skeletal muscle relaxantsApproved for adults and paediatrics    
Balneum Plus Bath Oil13.2.1.1 Emollient bath additivesFor use in accordance with the Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Guidelines 
Balneum Plus Cream13.2.1 Emollients  
BaricitinibSee online BNFAs per NICE TA466 for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Olumiant may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate.Treatment prescribed as per NICE guidance will be funded by patient’s CCG Approved September 2017  
BCG (Intradermal and Percutaneous)14.4 Vaccines and antisera  


All material in this section is aimed at health professionals, 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 contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.