Prescribing Guidance (by BNF Chapter)

BSW Area Prescribing Committee

Prescribing Guidance (by BNF Chapter)

1 – Gastro-intestinal

1 – Gastro-intestinal

BSW Ranitidine Supply Disruption Guidance

Wiltshire Constipation guidance for Adults 2019

BSW Guidance for the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Adults

Wiltshire Management of IBS with constipation (IBS-C) in Adults (Primary & Secondary Care)

Wiltshire NICE Bites GORD in children and young people

Wiltshire Medicine considerations in bariatric surgery (Specialist Pharmacy Service SPS)

Bariatric surgery and medicines (PrescQipp Bulletin)

2 – Cardiovascular

2 – Cardiovascular

Wiltshire BSW STP Antiplatelets Summary (GWH & RUH pts only)

INR Self Testing Guidance

BSW Sacubitril Valsartan for Heart Failure

Wiltshire Monoclonal antibodies for lowering cholesterol – Prescribing advice

Wiltshire Omega-3 - advisory summary

Wiltshire Diltiazem Dosing Regimes

Wiltshire Compression and Lymphoedema Garments

NICE Hypertension Guidance

NICE Hypertension Guidance – Patient Decision Aid

Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs – formerly NOACs)

BSW Guidance on converting between anticoagulants

BSW PrescQIPP Atrial fibrillation: Patient information and decision aid

BSW PrescQIPP Prescriber decision support - Warfarin

BSW PrescQIPP Patient information - Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

BSW PrescQIPP Comparison of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

BSW PrescQIPP Drug interactions with NOACs

BSW PrescQIPP Considerations for anticoagulationin Venous Thrombo-embolism (VTE)

BSW Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) for DVT and PE in adults: Local pathways

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Bulletin

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Briefing


Wiltshire Management of Lipids in Primary Care

3 – Respiratory

3 – Respiratory

Wiltshire Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)

Wiltshire Hay Fever - Patient Information Leaflet

Wiltshire NICE Bites - COPD

Wiltshire Asthma: NICE Bites 2018

Wiltshire Diagnosed Adult Asthma: Guidance on adjusting treatment

BSW COPD Guidance (August 2019)

BSW COPD Inhaler Guide

BSW COVID 19 meds optimisation issues

Oxygen Services/Information

Wiltshire Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) - WCCG Process

Wiltshire SARUM Pulmonary Rehab referral form

Wiltshire Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF)

Wiltshire Home Oxygen Service Patient Leaflet

Wiltshire Home Oxygen Framework Key Facts for Healthcare Professionals

COPD Training Events – September 2015

To obtain copies of any of the above presentations from these events please e-mail

4 – CNS

4 – CNS

Pain Management Documents

Wiltshire PHE Scarlet Fever Information

BSW CCG Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plasters (Ralvo®) Guidance for non-cancer pain in adults

Wiltshire Tramacet Prescribing Summary

Wiltshire Pregabalin and Gabapentin NHS England Advice

Wiltshire Pain Management - supporting information - "Opioids Aware"

Wiltshire Targinact (Oxycodone/Naloxone) Statement (PrescQIPP)

Wiltshire Pain Management Guidance (full version)

Wiltshire Rubefacients - advisory summary

BSW Sativex commissioning statement Jan 2020


Wiltshire Guidance on swapping and stopping antidepressants (quick guide)

Wiltshire Dosulepin and trimipramine: Guidance for medication reviews (AWP)


BSW Chronic Migraine Pathway for Adults

Substance Misuse

Wiltshire Nalmefene Information for GPs

Other CNS Condition Documents

Wiltshire Domperidone guidance

Wiltshire MHRA information on categorisation of antiepileptic drugs

Wiltshire Low Dose Naltrexone

Wiltshire UKMI Equivalent doses of oral Benzodiazepines

Wiltshire AWP Valproate Guidance

Wiltshire Cannabis prescribing - FAQs

Wiltshire RCGP - Cannabis based medicines: Desktop guide

Stop smoking community quick guide BSW 2020 FINAL

BSW EOL COVID prescription support

Swindon & GWH Palliative care prescription support

Neuropathic pain leaflets for patients (dose titration)

Wiltshire Pregabalin - patient leaflet

Wiltshire Amitriptyline

Wiltshire Gabapentin 0 - 900mg in 100mg's

Wiltshire Gabapentin 900mg - 1800 in 100's

Wiltshire Gabapentin 1800 - 3600mg high dose in 300's

Further patient information/leaflets

Wiltshire Patient Leaflet - Cancer Survivorship

Wiltshire Patient Leaflet - Chronic Pain

5- Infections

5 – Infections

Local Antibiotic Guidance and Leaflets

As our Antibiotic Guidance is regularly being reviewed we recommend that you DO NOT print copies, and always refer to our website for the most up date information

BSW Primary Care Antibiotic Guidance NICE update (CAP with COVID & Impetigo)

BSW Antibiotic Final ADULT summary NICE changes for Impetigo

BSW Summary of Primary Care infection Guidance for Children NICE changes for Impetigo

Wiltshire TARGET Antibiotic Toolkit

Wiltshire Diagnosis of UTI: quick reference guide

Patient Information Leaflets

Wiltshire Enjoy the Outdoors but 'be tick aware'

Wiltshire PHE Urinary Tract Infection Patient Leaflet (link)

Wiltshire Treat your infection UTI - older adults & carers

Wiltshire Treat your infection - Respiratory tract infection (RTI)

NICE Antibiotic Guidance Summaries

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - Sinusitis

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - Sore Throat

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - Acute Otitis Media

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - COPD

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - Bronchiestasis

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - prostatitis

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary - self-limiting RT and ear infections

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary – UTI (catheter–associated)

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary –UTI (lower)

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary-UTI (recurrent)

Wiltshire NICE Antibiotic guidance summary-Pyelonephritis(acute) adults & children

Clinical Assessment form over 65s with suspected UTI

Other reference information

Wiltshire Lyme disease: laboratory investigations & diagnosis

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines - Clinical Management in Primary Care

Wiltshire Malaria Prophylaxis

Wiltshire Malaria Prophylaxis (by country)

Wiltshire Splenectomy Guidelines (GWH)

GP Letter proforma - planned splenectomy (GWH)

Wiltshire GP Letter proforma - unplanned splenectomy (GWH)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) supply issues

6 – Endocrine

6 – Endocrine

Wiltshire NICE Bites - Type 2 Diabetes

Wiltshire HRT Guidance

Blood Glucose Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes

BSW Quick Reference Guide – Ensuring appropriate quantities of GLP-1 mimetics are prescribed

BSW Guidance - Sharps Disposal and Prescribing Sharps Bins on FP10

7 – Obs, Gyn and UT

7 – Obs, Gyn and UT

Wiltshire Gamolenic Acid - advisory summary

Wiltshire Overactive Bladder (OAB) Drugs Optimisation & Mirabegron

Wiltshire Dapoxetine Statement (Premature Ejaculation)

Wiltshire UKMi Q&A PD5s post prostatectomy

Wiltshire Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

8 – Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

8 – Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

9 – Nutrition and Blood

9 – Nutrition and Blood

BSW advice on B12 supplements during COVID 19 crisis

BSW COVID nutrition prescribing guidance

Wiltshire Cod Liver Oil Supplements

Wiltshire Omega-3 - advisory summary

Wiltshire Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults

Wiltshire SPS Magnesium Preparations

Wiltshire Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines

Wiltshire Vitamin B12 Treatment Pathway

10 – Musculoskeletal

10 – Musculoskeletal

Wiltshire Hyaluronate injections in the treatment of Osteoarthritis

Wiltshire Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Wiltshire Rubefacients - advisory summary

Wiltshire NSAID guidance (Jan 17)

Wiltshire NICE BITES Rheumatology

Wiltshire Vitamin B12 Treatment Pathway

11 – Eye

11 – Eye

Wiltshire Dietary Supplements for AMD

Wiltshire Blepharitis - advisory summary

Wiltshire Blepharitis - patient information

Wiltshire Management of Glaucoma in Primary Care (Adults)

BSW Prescribing Guidelines for Dry Eye

12 – Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

12 – Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

Wiltshire Fluoride Prescribing

Wiltshire Allergic rhinitis in Adults guidance

13 – Skin

13 – Skin

Wiltshire Emollient Prescribing Guidelines for Adults in Primary Care

Wiltshire Silk Garments Prescribing Policy

Wiltshire Scar Oils and Gels

Wiltshire Molluscum Contagiosum - advisory summary

Wiltshire Fungal Nail Infections - advisory summary

Wiltshire Sunscreen Statement

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines - Clinical Management in Primary Care

Wiltshire Actinic Keratoses full guidelines (link to 3Ts guidance)

Wiltshire Advisory Summary on Eflornithine (Vaniqa)

Actinic (solar) keratosis: Guidelines for management

14 – Immunological Products and Vaccines

14 – Immunological Products and Vaccines

For queries regarding immunisations and vaccines, please contact the NHS England Area Team via email: or call 0113 8251500.

For information, the following pages may be helpful:-

PHE Immunisation Schedule

For PGDs please go to:

15 – Anaesthesia

15 – Anaesthesia

Currently no guidance

Appendices – Wound Management

Wound Management

Wound Dressings Formulary and Guidance 2019/20

Wiltshire VAP1 - specialist dressings for Haemodialysis patients

Appendices – Continence


Wiltshire Integrated Continence Products Formulary

Letter to Dispensing Appliance Contractors from NHS Wiltshire CCG Oct 2013

Appendices – Stoma


Wiltshire Guidelines for prescribing Stoma Appliances

Prescribing and Supply of Appliances

Letter to Dispensing Appliance Contractors from NHS Wiltshire CCG Oct 2013

Appendices – Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)

Wiltshire Baby Hypoallergenic Milk Prescribing Guidance

Wiltshire Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) Diagnosis and Management

Wiltshire Parent Information - Milk Free Diet (CMPA)

Wiltshire Parent Leaflet - Milk Challenge to diagnose milk allergy (Non-IgE allergy) CMPA

Appendices – Unlicensed Medicines – Specials