Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

What is the formulary for?

The formulary is a guide for prescribing and drug choice. The responsibility for prescribing lies with the prescriber. The contributors, reviewers and authors of the formulary cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions.


The reader is advised to check the British National Formulary and the summary of product characteristics (, especially for new or infrequently used products. If any prescriber is unsure about taking on the responsibility for any drug contained in this formulary he/she should seek more information before prescribing.