netFormulary
 Report : Traffic light status report 13/11/2018 21:58:06
 
Section Name Number of items
Amber Amber  194
Amber 2 Amber 2  1
Amber Shared Care Amber Shared Care  26
Black Black  46
Green Green  417
Grey Grey  15
Red Red  281
Unknown Unknown  2054
Harrogate & Rural District Formulary

 Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description
 Amber Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation. Ongoing prescribing by primary care includes titration of dose and assessment of efficacy. There is no need for ongoing monitoring other than for general adverse effects as listed in the BNF & SPC.  
 Amber Shared Care Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation only under a shared care protocol once the patient has been stabilised. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Harrogate & Rurual District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC).   
 Black Medicines which the Harrogate & Rural District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC) has reviewed and does not recommend for use at present based on a review of clinical and/or cost effectiveness data.   
 Green Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary care within their licensed indication in accordance with nationally recognised formularies e.g. BNF, BNF for Children, Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.  
 Grey Medicines which the Harrogate & Rural District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC) have not yet reviewed.   
 Red Medicines for hospital use only. The responsibility for initiation and monitoring treatment should rest with an appropriate hospital clinician. The drug should be supplied by the hospital for the duration of the treatment course. Primary care prescriber initiation or continuation of treatemnt is not recommended.