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Formulary and drug classification

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Formulary has been designed to assist in promoting safe, effective and economic prescribing across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health community. It comprises a list of medicines with guidance on locally recommended drug choices. The content has been agreed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Prescribing Group and by the provider trusts' Drugs and Therapeutics Committees.


Prescribers in primary care should select 'green traffic light status' medicines from the formulary whenever possible, for treatment initiation and where treatments are being reviewed.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Formulary can be accessed at: http://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughformulary.nhs.uk

All enquiries, comments and suggestions relating to the formulary are welcomed and should be sent to Prescribing Partnership mailbox - CAPCCG.prescribingpartnership@nhs.net

Current stock shortages
Click here for the latest information on manufacturing problems impacting the supply of products to community pharmacy and also for links to useful stock information pages.

  • Antepsin – Supply Difficulties (Chugai) – For more information click here
  • GSK –  (Dermatology) –  For more information click here
  • Pfizer Access – For more information click here
  • Supply Difficulties (Novartis) – For more information click here

Anticoagulation training packages (all other anticoagulation documents are below in the table)
BMJ Learning (registration required)
MHRA Oral Anticoagulants e-module (registration required - guidance)

Respiratory patient videos
Patient information videos on how to use inhalers