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NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Wye Valley NHS Trust

Welcome to the Herefordshire Formulary

For use by ALL primary and secondary care prescribers within Herefordshire.

Use the box below to search for the drug or condition of interest.

Useful Links


Herefordshire CCG Website



BNF (British National Formulary) online



NHS Evidence search facility


NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

PrescQIPP NHS Prescribing Support


 EMC for online SmPCs (data sheets) and patient info leaflets



News Feed

January 2020 Prescribing Newsletter [click here]

November 2019 Prescribing Newsletter [click here]

 September 2019 Prescribing Newsletter [click here]

July 2019 Prescribing Newsletter [click here]

How to use the formulary

  • Use the search tool to find the drug or condition of interest or browse by BNF chapter using the 'Chapters' Menu at top of page.
  • Formulary products may be found in one or more chapters.  Click on the entry in the appropriate chapter.
  • First and second choices shown where possible to assist cost-effective prescribing.
  • Non-formulary products are shaded in pink and labelled non-formulary.
  • Hyperlinks are available to BNF, BNFc and to the Summaries of Product Characteristics.

If you have any comments or queries please email

Traffic Light Definitions

Status Description


Suitable for use in primary care 


Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  


Red do not use..  


Some formulations restricted  


NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  


This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  


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