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Welcome to the Inform Formulary

Cardiff and Vale INFORM Medicines Formulary
How to Search INFORM:
In the search box, enter the name, or at least the first three letters, of the medicine you require.  Use generic names if possible.  Click on “Formulary Results” to see all products available, their prescribing categories and any related AWMSG or NICE appraisal information.
Or, to see all medicines in a particular class, use the chapter headings on the left of the screen and click on the “+” signs to open the section you require. Click on a drug name to open the monograph.
      INFORMATION and ADVICE, on the safe use of medicines, is available from 
the Welsh Medicines Advice Service (WMAS): 
  •       C&V Health Care Professionals should call 029 21842251 or
  •       C&V Patients may call our Patient Helpline - 029 21844181 
Useful & Important Resources:
BNF - click here
Community Health Pathways - click here
Formulary Application Forms & Process – click here
Medicines Hub – click here
Medicine Treatment Pathways – click here
Antimicrobial (Inc PCIC) & Good Prescribing Guides (C&V)  - click here

Pharmacist Enabling Policy (Switch list) - click here
Prescribing categories explained -  click here
Definition of a Specialist prescriber - click here
Prescribing Information (via the Electronic Medicines Compendium) EMC - click here

Shared care guidance – click here 
Welsh Medicines Advice Service
- click 

If you have a question or comment about our formulary please email us:

The CAVUHB medicines formulary is managed by the Welsh Medicines Advice Service in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale UHB Corporate Medicines Management Group. Chapters are subject to ongoing review.  Please consult the BNF or cBNF and the manufacturer's summaries of product characteristics for current prescribing information.

Key to Symbols: 
G = General Use - all prescribers,  R = Specialist recommended, S = Specialist initiated, SO = Specialist Only, H = Hospital only, MC Path = Multiple Categories, please see pathway. 
NF = Non-formulary,
NIP = Not In Pathway - Clinical Board Director approval required, IMP = Investigational Medicinal Product