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Using approved (generic) names is generally encouraged for prescribing in both primary and secondary care, this aims to improve cost-effectiveness.
However, to help with cost pressures across the NHS and specifically for primary care prescribing some locally agreed preferred brands are specified in the formulary.
Click here for a list of some of the Medicines Optimisation Teams preferred brands
The following is a list of the current formulary preferred brands. It is not a complete list of drugs. Please follow the appropriate links to find the full information.