Review date: January 2022
Non-formulary drugs: Any drug or formulation not listed in the formulary is deemed to be non-formulary.
Off-label use: Drugs are included in the formulary for their licensed indications – where inclusion of off-label use is considered to be included in the formulary this is specifically stated in the formulary entry for the drug N.B. also see Paediatrics note below.
Paediatrics: Drugs are included in the formulary for paediatric use for their BNF for Children recommended indications (indicated by symbol ) which may be off-label, unless otherwise stated. All drugs are deemed to have the same RAG status as they have for adults unless stated otherwise.
NHS England Specialised Commissioning
Drugs carrying the NHS England logo are commissioned by them. Links to key documents, national programmes of care, and clinical reference groups are found below.
Medications which are indicated for medically assisted reproduction, including ovulation induction (e.g. clomifene, letrozole and tamoxifen) and assisted reproduction, such as In Vitro Fertilisation or Ex Vitro Fertilisation (e.g. gonadotrophins) are restricted to use by specialist secondary care physicians, and are categorised as RED drugs for these purposes.
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Aldesleukin in metastatic renal carcinoma
NHSE commissioned drug - see Specialised Commissioning: Key documents