All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or out of hours contact the NHS 111 service by telephoning 111.

1 - Gastro-intestinal

Ranitidine Supply Disruption Guidance

Management of Constipation in Adults Guidelines

Guidance for the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Adults

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Paediatrics (SFT)

BSW Management of IBS with Constipation in Adults

Bariatric Surgery and Medicines (PrescQipp Bulletin)

2 - Cardiovascular

Antiplatelets Summary (GWH & RUH pts only)

BSW Sacubitril Valsartan for Heart Failure

Guidelines for the use of Dapagliflozin and Empagliflozin in Heart Failure

Inclisiran Guidance for Primary Care

NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative: Summary of National Guidance for Lipid Management

INR Self Testing Guidance

Anticoagulation in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF): BSW Guidance for Prescribers

Wiltshire Omega-3 Advisory Summary

Wiltshire Compression and Lymphoedema Garments

NICE Hypertension Guidance - Patient Decision Aid

BSW Postural Hypotension Prescribing Guidelines for Primary Care

Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs - formerly NOACs)

BSW Guidance on Converting Between Anticoagulants

PrescQIPP Prescriber Decision Support - Warfarin

BSW PrescQIPP Considerations for Anticoagulationin Venous Thrombo-Embolism (VTE)

BSW Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) for DVT and PE in Adults: Local Pathways

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Bulletin

PrescQIPP Atrial fibrillation: Patient Information and Decision Aid

PrescQIPP Patient Information - Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs)

PrescQIPP Drug Interactions with NOACs

BSW PrescQIPP Anticoagulation Briefing

BaNES Heparin Sodium IV Flushes - Self Prescribing Guidance

3 - Respiratory

BSW Guidance on Prescribing for Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis

Roflumilast Guidance

COPD Guidance

BSW Diagnosed Adult Asthma: Guidance on adjusting treatment

Primary Care Guidance on the use of Rescue Packs in COPD

BSW COPD Inhaler Guide



Air Liquide Portal - for healthcare professionals

COPD Training Events - September 2015

To obtain copies of any of the above presentations from these events please e-mail

4 - CNS

Pain management documents

Wiltshire Tramacet Prescribing Summary

Pain Management supporting information: "Opioids Aware"

BSW CCG Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plasters (Ralvo®) Guidance for non-cancer pain in adults

BSW Pain Management Guidance (full version)


Wiltshire Guidance on swapping and stopping antidepressants (quick guide)


BSW Chronic Migraine Pathway for Adults

Substance misuse

Wiltshire Nalmefene Information for GPs

Perinatal mental health

AWP Prescribing Guidance for Mental Health Prescribers and GP's in Perinatal Mental Health

Other CNS condition documents

BSW Domperidone Guidance

BSW EOL COVID prescription support

BSW Guidelines for the use of Melatonin in Children

BSW Stop Smoking; Community Quick Guide

MHRA info: Antiepileptic drugs: new advice on switching between different manufacturers' products for a particular drug

SPS - Choosing an equivalent dose of oral Benzodiazepines

NHS England Cannabis prescribing - FAQs

AWP Procedure for Monitoring Psychotropic Medication

5 - Infections

Local antibiotic guidance and leaflets

As our Antibiotic Guidance is regularly being reviewed we recommend that you DO NOT print copies, and always refer to our website for the most up date information

BSW Management of Infection Guidance for Primary Care

Management of Infection Guidance for Children in Primary Care (quick reference guide)

PHE Diagnosis of UTI: Quick Reference Guide

Management of Infection Guidance for ADULTS in Primary Care (quick reference guide)

TARGET Antibiotic Toolkit - Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource for primary care including patient information

Local Microguides

Royal United Hospitals Bath Microguide

Salisbury Foundation Trust Microguide

Great Western Hospitals Microguide

Other reference information

BSW Malaria Prophylaxis

Clinical Assessment form over 65s with suspected UTI - PENDING REVIEW

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Clinical Management in Primary Care

BSW Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Clinical Management in Primary Care


Travel Health Pro: Malaria Prophylaxis (by country)

6 - Endocrine

BSW Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetes Guideline

Sharps Disposal and Prescribing Sharps Bins on FP10

Postural hypotension prescribing guidelines for primary care

Managing Adrenal Insufficiency in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

BSW Insulin Formulary

BSW HRT Formulary Treatment Options

Testosterone in Women Pathway Summary

BSW Quick Reference Guide - Ensuring appropriate quantities of GLP-1 mimetics are prescribed

Oral Semaglutide (Rybelsus) Prescribing Guidance

LHRH use in Men with Prostate Cancer

7 - Obs, Gyn and UT

Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Overactive Bladder Disease in Adults in Primary Care

BSW Evra Contraceptive Patch Prescribing Guidance

Wiltshire Dapoxetine Statement (Premature Ejaculation)

Wiltshire Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

8 - Malignant disease and Immunosuppression

Currently no guidance

9 - Nutrition and Blood

BSW Pathway for use of Ferric Maltol (Feraccru®)

Community Malnutrition Screening Tool

Oral Nutrition Formulary

Wiltshire Omega-3 - advisory summary

Making the most of your food - information for patients

COVID-19: B12 replacement

Care Home Malnutrition Screening Tool

Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults

Investigation, treatment and review of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency

Nourishing drinks - information for patients

Wiltshire Cod Liver Oil Supplements

10 - Musculoskeletal

Wiltshire Glucosamine and Chondroitin

NICE: Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults

Wiltshire Rubefacients - advisory summary

11 - Eye

BaNES and Wiltshire Pharmacological Management of Glaucoma in Primary Care

UKOPG Clinical Guidance: Ophthalmic Special Order Products

Included here for information. Please note: BSW has not reviewed the products in the specials list and therefore, the traffic light status in the document should be ignored. If you are asked to prescribe any specials in this document, please email

BSW Prescribing Guidelines for Dry Eye

12 - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

13 - Skin

Wiltshire Emollient Prescribing Guidelines for Adults in Primary Care

Guidelines for the Management of Actinic (solar) keratosis

Wiltshire Scar Oils and Gels

Wiltshire Molluscum Contagiosum - advisory summary

Wiltshire Fungal Nail Infections - advisory summary

PrescQIPP Sunscreens Information

Acne Prescribing Guidelines - Clinical Management in Primary Care

Wiltshire Advisory Summary on Eflornithine (Vaniqa)

14 - Immunological Products and Vaccines

For queries regarding immunisations and vaccines, please contact the NHS England Area Team via email: or call 0113 8251500.

For PGDs please go to:

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

15 - Anaesthesia

Currently no guidance

16 - Paediatrics

BSW Guidelines for the use of Melatonin in Children

Oxford Health Guideline for the Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents - approved for BSW

Guidance to support the continued prescribing of SSRIs in primary care in children for the treatment of depression - approved for BSW

21 - Palliative Care

End of Life Care Support in Swindon

EOL COVID prescription support

RUH Palliative Care Prescribing Advice for GP's (inc. Just in Case Prescribing)

Use of Alfentanil via the subcutaneous route for symptom control in palliative and end of life care patients in the community (adults)

Wessex Palliative Care Handbook