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 Formulary Chapter 26: A5 - Wound managment products and elasticated garments - Full Chapter
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A5.08  Expand sub section  Bandages
A5.08.01  Expand sub section  Non-extensible bandages
A5.08.02  Expand sub section  Light-weight conforming bandages
Knitband
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Formulary

Replaces Easifix K as per SFH dressings formulary.

 
   
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Tubular bandages and garments
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Elasticated to top
Comfifast
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Formulary

In secondary care direct from NHS Supplies. Available as:

  • 3.5cm, red line for small limbs (8 - 15cm circumference)- 1 and 10m lengths
  • 5cm, green line for small/medium Limbs (10 - 25cm circumference)- 1,3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 7.5cm, blue line for large limbs (20 - 45cm circumference)- 1,3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 10.75cm, yellow line for extra large limbs, heads, children's trunks (35 - 65cm circumference)- 1,3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 17.5cm, beige line for adult trunks (50 - 120cm circumference)- 1 and 10m lengths
 
   
Clinifast
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Formulary

In secondary care direct from NHS Supplies. Available as:

  • 3.5cm, red line- 1m length
  • 5cm, green line- 3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 7.5cm, blue line- 3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 10.75cm, yellow line- 1,3,5 and 10m lengths
  • 17.5cm, beige line for adult trunks- 1 and 10m lengths
 
   
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Non-elasticated
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Silk Clothing
A5.08.04  Expand sub section  Support bandages
Hospilite
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Formulary

In secondary care, wards to order direct from NHS Supplies.

  • Available as 5cmx4.5m, 7.5cmx4.5m,10cmx4.5m and 15cmx4.5m
  • Not to be used for lower limb bandaging
 
   
K- Lite
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Formulary

In secondary care, wards to order direct from NHS Supplies

  • Available as 5cmx4.5m. 7cmx4.5m, 10cmx4.5m and 15cmx4.5m
 
   
K- Lite Long
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Formulary

In secondary care wards to order direct from NHS Supplies

  • Available as 10cm x 5.25m
 
   
A5.08.05  Expand sub section  Adhesive bandages
A5.08.06  Expand sub section  Cohesive bandages to top
A5.08.06  Expand sub section  Cohesive extensible bandages
Ultra Fast
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx6.3m
 
   
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Compression bandages
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Short stretch compression bandage
Actico
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 6cmx6m, 8cmx6m, 10cmx6m and 12cmx6m
 
   
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Sub-compression wadding bandage
Formflex Natural Lantor- sterile
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Formulary

Cannot be prescribed on FP10 (green) prescriptions. In secondary care should be ordered direct from NHS Supplies

  • Available as 5cmx2.7m, 7.5cmx2.7m, 10cmx2.7m, 15cmx2.7m and 20cmx2.7m (all double wrapped)
 
   
Formflex Natural Lantour- non sterile
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Formulary

Cannot be prescribed on FP10 (green) prescriptions. In secondary care should be ordered direct from NHS Supplies

  • Available as 5cmx2.7m, 7.5cmx2.7m, 10cmx2.7m, 15cmx2.7m and 20cmx2.7m
 
   
Ultra Soft
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Formulary

In secondary care, wards order direct from NHS Supplies

  • Available as 10cmx3.5m
 
   
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Multi-layer compression bandaging to top
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Four layer systems
K-Four
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 18-25cm, 25-30 cm and >30cm
 
   
K-Four Reduced Compression
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as >18cm
 
   
Ko-Flex
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx6m
  • 4th layer of K-Four kit
 
   
K-ThreeC
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  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx3m
  • Part of the K-Four system for ankles >25cm
 
   
Ko-Flex Long
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx7m
 
   
K-Plus
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  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx8.7m
  • 3rd layer of K-Four kit
 
   
K-Plus Long
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  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 10cmx10.25m
 
   
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Two layer systems
K-Two
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 18-25cm (10cm width) and 25-32 cm (10cm width)
 
   
K-Two Reduced
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Formulary
  • Direct from NHS Supplies in secondary care
  • Available as 18-25cm (10cm width) and 25-32 cm (10cm width)
 
   
A5.08.09  Expand sub section  Medicated bandages
Viscopaste
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Formulary Paste bandage (7.5cmx6m)
  • In secondary care, wards to order from Pharmacy for each individual patient.
  • At SFH: Only available on the recommendation of vascular / tissue viability team.
     
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    A5.08.09  Expand sub section  Medicated stocking
    ZipZoc
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    Formulary Medicated stocking (17x13cmx1m)
  • In secondary care, wards to order from Pharmacy for each individual patient.
  • At SFH: Only available on the recommendation of vascular / tissue viability team.
     
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     Non Formulary Items
    DermaSilk

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    Non Formulary
    Grey

    On the Nottinghamshire list of Medicines & Appliances of Limited Clinical Value that should never be prescribed.

     
    DreamSkin

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    Non Formulary
    Grey

    On the Nottinghamshire list of Medicines & Appliances of Limited Clinical Value that should never be prescribed.

     
    Easifix K

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    Non Formulary

    Replaced by Knitband as per SFH dressings formulary.

     
    imuDERM Bio Functional Garments

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
    No formal assessment (APC Sept 14)
     
    Skinnies Silk

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    Non Formulary
    Grey

    On the Nottinghamshire list of Medicines & Appliances of Limited Clinical Value that should never be prescribed.

     
    Steripaste 7.5 x 6m

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
    Previously contained in the South's Wound Care Formulary
     
      
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    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
    Unlicensed
    Track Changes
    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    SMC
    Scottish Medicines Consortium
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Cytotoxic Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
    High Cost Medicine
    High Cost Medicine
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    NHSE
    NHS England
    Homecare
    Homecare
    CCG
    CCG

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    Status Description

    Grey

    Grey / Non-Formulary: Medicines, which the Nottinghamshire APC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (undergoing assessment): Work is ongoing and will be reviewed at a future APC meeting.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (no formal assessment): APC has not formally reviewed this medicine or indication because it had never been requested for formulary inclusion. Often used for drugs new to market.
      

    Red

    Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only. eg hospital only.
    For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.
      

    Amber 1

    Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers 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 have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Amber 2

    Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care / general practice after specialist* recommendation or initiation.
    A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust DTCs and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
    *Specialist is defined by the APC as a clinician who has undertaken an appropriate formal qualification or recognised training programme within the described area of practice
      

    Amber 3

    Primary care/ non specialist may initiate as per APC guideline.
    The supporting prescribing guideline must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust D&TC(s) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care.
    Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.   

    OTC

      

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