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North Staffordshire Joint Formulary
North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

Preferred Prescribing list for North Staffordshire CCGs, including University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

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7/10/20 Smoking Cessation Information Update

Everyone Health, the service provider for smoking cessation service confirms it is now open to all tobacco smokers, living anywhere in Staffordshire, aged 40 years and over. Referrals can still be made by calling the contact centre on 0333 005 0095, or via email:

4/8/20 Updated Gluten-Free Prescribing policy 2020

The updated Gluten-Free Prescribing policy 2020 can be found on the Homepage, Guidelines and Clinical Pathways link on the North Staffordshire Joint Formulary.

24/7/2020 - Updated Rheumatology ESCA’s

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) have updated their contact details for their Rheumatology ESCA’s to reflect their dedicated email address:

The updated documents can be found on the ESCA’s link on the North Staffordshire Joint Formulary Home page.

07/05/2020 - New Covid-19 information link

The North Staffordshire Joint Formulary has a new COVID 19 link titled Interim Clinical Information. Please use this link to access local and national documents recommending advice and guidance during this time. If you have any queries relating to this please use the Feedback tab on the formulary front page.

Medicines Information Team

19/03/20 Esmya: Urgent patient level recall

Gedeon Richter (UK) Ltd is recalling all unexpired stock of Ulipristal acetate (Esmya) from patients, pharmacies and wholesalers following a new case of liver failure requiring liver transplant in a patient taking the medicine. To protect patients while a safety review is conducted, the European Medicines Agency's safety committee, Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, (PRAC) has recommended that women stop taking 5mg ulipristal acetate (Esmya and generic medicines) for uterine fibroids.

Clinicians must contact patients who have been supplied Esmya and ask them to stop taking their medication as soon as possible and return any unused medicine to their pharmacy. All patients currently being treated with Esmya/ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids should be provided advice about other possible treatments for uterine fibroids.  

24/02/20: Three Insuman preparations to be discontinued.

Three presentations of Insuman Basal and Insuman Comb are to be discontinued owing to limited capacity at the manufacturing site. The manufacturer says the discontinuations are not due to any safety issue.

The presentations being discontinued are:

  • Insuman Comb 15 100IU/mL suspension for injection in a cartridge (expected end of supply June 2020). This is the only presentation of Insuman Comb 15.
  • Insuman Basal 100IU/mL suspension for injection in a vial (expected end of supply May 2020).
  • Insuman Comb 25 100IU/mL suspension for injection in a vial (expected end of supply June 2020).

No new patients should be started on these presentations, and existing patients should be switched to a suitable alternative. See individual entries on the formulary for alternatives.


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   Last updated: 29/10/2020 15:58:30..