Prescribing Guidelines

Hull and East Riding Prescribing Committee

The Hull and East Riding Prescribing Committee addresses prescribing and medicines management issues across primary and secondary care. The committee is made up of members from both primary and secondary care from medical, nursing and pharmacy backgrounds.

The Hull and East Riding Prescribing Committee website provides the latest information about the work of the Committee.

Hull and East Riding Prescribing Guidelines

The latest Hull and East Riding Prescribing Guidelines can be found here.

Hull and East Riding Drug Formulary

The Joint Formulary was developed and is maintained by the Formulary Sub Committee of Hull and East Riding Prescribing Committee (HERPC).

The formulary aims to promote evidence based, safe and cost-effective prescribing throughout the Hull and East Riding Area. It provides recommendations on 1st and 2nd line drug treatments, and other approved treatments that may be prescribed by a specialist or on advice of a specialist.


The formulary also provides information on Traffic Light Classification of drugs and links to national and local guidelines.
The Joint Formulary was first approved by HERPC in April 2014 and is updated every 2 months.

The latest Hull and East Riding Drug Formulary can be found here.

Information for staff who work at a care home

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) consist of a legal framework allowing some health care professionals to supply and administer medicines to groups of patients that fit the criteria laid out in the PGD. A health care professional could supply and/or administer a medicine directly to a patient without the need for a prescription or an instruction from a prescriber.

PGDs allow the supply and administration of specified medicines to patients who fall into a group defined in the PGD.
The PGDs listed have been authorised by NHS England North Yorkshire and Humber local area team.

Please click here for the latest Patient Group Directions.  Note this link takes you to an external site.