The aim of the formulary

The main aim of this formulary is to promote safe, evidence-based, cost-effective prescribing.

Limiting the range of medicines included in the formulary:

  • Enhances safety through familiarity with the medicines in use in the hospital by all staff involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines
  • Ensures efficient use of NHS resources
  • Ensures efficient use of limited storage space both within the hospital pharmacies and on the wards, enhances good stock control and reduces the pharmacy stock holding


The Trust operates a Formulary system. Only medicines listed in the Trust Formulary are routinely stocked by the Pharmacy Department.

There are well-defined processes for adding drugs to and removing drugs from the list and this process is managed by the Trust Medicines Group.

Available for download on both Apple iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play. 

To download: search ‘netformulary’ in the App Store or Google Play, choose organisation and select ‘Chelsea and Westminster’ – the formulary files will be downloaded to device. Access to formulary information can be made even when WiFi connection is not available.

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