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 Formulary Chapter 21: Appliances - Full Chapter
21  Appliances
21.02  Catheters

The purpose of this formulary is to present a range of products which should be used for catheter/sheath users. It has been written with both clinical quality and cost effectiveness in mind.

There is also a guide in each section for the recommended amounts to order; initial & repeat ordering (this excludes emergency call outs).
The price is included as a guide and is from the June 2019 drug tariff; therefore it is subject to change.

Useful links;

UTI & Dipstick Quick Facts

IW CCG Hydration Poster

21.07  Elastic Hosiery

All hosiery products must be ordered by nursing staff via CCOMS.  There is a step guide to CCOMs available and the CCOMs approved product formulary is available for downlaod here

The currently approved hosiery range brochure can be accessed here

note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHS England

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description


Drugs that may be initiated, stabilised and maintained by primary, secondary or tertiary care Secondary and tertiary care prescribing may be continued by primary care. [this does not indicate first/second line choice]  

Green Hospital

Items used by the Hospital but would not normally be continued into primary care. Primary care prescribers can change to GREEN first or second.   

Green plus

Initiation of drugs by primary care following written advice from secondary/ tertiary care advice.  


Drugs that may be continued in primary care following initiation and stabilisation in secondary/tertiary care  


Items requiring a shared care agreement. These items should be initiated and stabilised by secondary or tertiary care. The GP should only be asked to take over prescribing through a formal shared care agreement. Secondary care will be expected to continue prescribing until the agreement is made.  


Hospital/ Trust ONLY. These are items the secondary and tertiary care are responsible for prescribing and will need to continue to prescribe for long term maintenance. These items will NOT be prescribed in primary care. But primary care should be informed the patient is receiving these items. This will include NHSE funded items requiring repatriation.  

GP - Black

Items covered by NHSE ‘Should not prescribe in primary care list’ – See CCG policy on Drugs of limited clinical value  

GP - Grey

Grey List: Items covered by NHSE ‘Should not prescribe in primary care list’ that are not to be routinely prescribed but may be suitable in a defined population – See CCG policy on Drugs of limited clinical value