Bulletin 193: Appliance formulary development guidance
In England and Wales in excess of £668 million is spent annually on wound care, continence and stoma appliances (estimated from PrescQIPP Snapshots April 2017 - March 2018). Local wound care, continence and stoma formularies are developed as a means of improving the clinical appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of products used. Formularies can help to reduce waste by ensuring that the correct products are prescribed in appropriate quantities. This bulletin outlines how to develop and maintain appliance formularies. A briefing, planning tool and links to further resources are also available.