Report : Traffic light status report 25/07/2021 10:43:57
Section Name Number of items
Amber Amber  24
Green Green  617
Green Specialist Initiation Green Specialist Initiation  60
Green Specialist Recomendation Green Specialist Recomendation  17
Non Formulary Non Formulary  21
Red Red  404
Unknown Unknown  2669
Bradford Teaching Hospitals

 Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description
 Amber Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after Specialist* recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust D&TC(s). *Specialist is defined as a clinician who has undertaken an appropriate formal qualification or recognised training programme within the described area of practice.   
 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) (D&TC) * All drugs awaiting the production or approval of a shared care guideline default to RED   
 Cancer Drug Fund Cancer Drug Fund   
 Green Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed 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.  
 Green Specialist Initiation These drugs should be initiated only by a hospital or specialist clinician (GPSi) but there is no requirement for additional monitoring over the general requirements for all medicines. Some may require short or medium specialist monitoring of efficacy or dose titration before transferring in Primary care. The GP should have all the information they require to support continued prescribing.   
 Green Specialist Recomendation   
 Grey Grey - Medicines, which the Drug & therapeutics Committee has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present following a review of clinical and/or cost effective data. Grey (assessment in progress) - will be reviewed at a future D&T meeting. Grey (awaiting submission) - The D&T are awaiting a submission from an appropriate practitioner. If you wish to make a submission for this medicine to be added to the formulary please email .   
 Non Formulary Not recommended for prescribing as initial therapy, but can be continued if patient already stable on treatment   
 Red Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only. ** For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care   
 RED ULM Unlicensed Medication