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 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 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 Health and Care: Air Liquide Part A Portal Guide for emergency O2 (HOOF)

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)

BSW 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

Perinatal Mental Health

AWP Prescribing Guidance for Mental Health Prescribers and GP's in Perinatal Mental Health

Other CNS Condition Documents

BSW 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 Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care December 2020 update

BSW CCG Management of Infection Guidance for ADULTS in Primary Care (quick ref. guide) December 2020

BSW CCG Management of Infection Guidance for Children in Primary Care (quick ref. guide) December 2020

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)

TARGET Treating Your Infection patient information leaflets (for UTI/RTI etc)

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

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines - Clinical Management in Primary Care

Wiltshire Malaria Prophylaxis

Wiltshire Malaria Prophylaxis (by country)

6 – Endocrine

6 – Endocrine

Wiltshire NICE Bites - Type 2 Diabetes

Wiltshire HRT Guidance

BSW Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetes Guideline

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

BSW Guidance - Sharps Disposal and Prescribing Sharps Bins on FP10

NHS BSW CCG Managing male patients with prostate cancer on LHRH analogues during COVID-19 pandemic

NHS BSW CCG Managing adrenal insufficiency in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

7 – Obs, Gyn and UT

7 – Obs, Gyn and UT

Wiltshire Gamolenic Acid - advisory summary

Wiltshire Dapoxetine Statement (Premature Ejaculation)

Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Overactive Bladder Disease in Adults in Primary Care October 2020

Wiltshire UKMi Q&A PD5s post prostatectomy

Wiltshire Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

BSW Evra Contraceptive Patch Prescribing Guidance

8 – Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

8 – Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

9 – Nutrition and Blood

9 – Nutrition and Blood

NHS BSW CCG COVID-19: B12 replacement

BSW COVID nutrition prescribing guidance

BSW Oral Nutrition Formulary Nov 2020

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

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency

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

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency

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

UKOPG Clinical Guidance - Ophthalmic special order products

12 – Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

12 – Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

BSW Dental Prescribing (including Fluoride) Statement

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

21 – Palliative Care

21 – Palliative Care

Swindon & GWH Palliative care prescription support

BSW EOL COVID prescription support

Wessex Palliative Care Handbook

RUH Palliative Care Prescribing Advice for GPs (incl. Just In Case prescribing)

Appendices – Wound Management

Wound Management

Wound Dressings Formulary and Guidance 2019/20

Wiltshire VAP1 - specialist dressings for Haemodialysis patients

Appendices – Continence and Stoma

Continence and Stoma

Wiltshire Integrated Continence Products Formulary

Letter to Dispensing Appliance Contractors from NHS Wiltshire CCG Oct 2013

Wiltshire Guidelines for prescribing Stoma Appliances

Prescribing and Supply of Appliances

BaNES Integrated Continence and Urology Products Formulary

Appendices – Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)

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

Appendices – Unlicensed Medicines – Specials