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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter

View the UHS antimicrobial guideline here

View the South Central Antimicrobial Network guidelines for antibiotic prescribing in the community here

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 Details...  Expand sub section  Other beta-lactums antibiotics
(injection/nebuliser solution)
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To be used in line with NHSE specialised commissioning policy

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Status Description


Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  


Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  


For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  


Not recommended for use.