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Wound Care Formulary (1718002)

1. Please supply me with your most up to date wound care formulary (please indicate if you do not work from a formulary)?

The wound care formulary used by NHS Calderdale CCG can be found on the South West Area Prescribing Committee website: https://www.swyapc.org/wound-management-formulary/.

 

2. Who has operational responsibility for the formulary including the addition or deletion of products?

The South West Yorkshire Wound Management Group covering Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield, North Kirklees & Wakefield NHS organisations.

 

3. Please provide information on how compliance with your formulary is enforced?

Compliance with the formulary is not enforced; however, it is monitored and data is shared with nursing teams.

 

4. Please provide information on how products are evaluated prior to being accepted onto the formulary? If this is part of a clinical evaluation or clinical trial, please provide the results.

The applicant completes a request form including published clinical papers. Products are assessed for safety, efficacy & cost effectiveness.

 

5. Please provide information on who is responsible for the cost of wound care in your setting – is it CCG or Acute?

The CCG is responsible for the cost of wound care.

 

6. Please provide information if the wound care products are on prescription FP10?

 All wound care products are issued on FP10.

 

7. Please provide a list of the wound care products that you are planning to keep on prescription FP10?

The CCG has no current plans to change supply away from FP10 at present.

 

8. Please provide information if you are planning to take wound care products off prescription FP10?

Please see response to question 7.

 

9. Please provide a list of the wound care products that you are planning to take off prescription FP10?

Please see response to question 7.

 

10. Do you hold information about your patient demographic? If so, please provide information on what is your patient demographic and what are the most commonly treated wounds from your patient demographic?

The CCG does not hold this information.

 

11. Please provide any information that you have relating to the average monthly usage of each product in the formulary?

This information is available from NHS digital https://digital.nhs.uk/home.

 

12. Please provide information on the number of wound care products used that are not currently on the formulary?

Please see response to question 11.

 

13. Please provide any information on the monthly usage levels for non-formulary wound care products in the last twelve months?

Please see response to question 11.

 

14. How often do you review your wound care formulary and when was this last undertaken?

A formal review is undertaken every 2-3 years.  The last year took place in 2016.

 

15. Please provide information about the procedure that you use of the information you assess when reviewing your formulary?

The Joint Wound Management Formulary Group looks at:

  • prescribing data to see if products on the formulary are not being issued, which can be removed
  • products that are not on the formulary which are being issued in large quantities
  • clinical evidence for potential additions to the formulary including consideration of safety, efficacy & cost effectiveness.

The Joint Wound Management Formulary Group also asks clinical members of the group to make recommendations to review the evidence regarding potential additions to formulary.

 

16. Please provide a list of the suppliers that are currently on your formulary?

This can be found on the South West Area Prescribing Committee website: https://www.swyapc.org/wound-management-formulary/

17. Please provide figures for your total spend on wound care products in 2015 and 2016?

 All prescribing information for Question 17 to 28 is available from NHS digital https://digital.nhs.uk/home.

 

18. Please provide figures for your total spend on Compression bandages in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

19. Please provide figures for your total spend on Foam dressings in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

20. Please provide figures for your total spend on Anti-Microbial wound care products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

21. Please provide figures for your total spend on Alginate (Silver) wound care products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

22. Please provide figures for your total spend on Hydrocolloid wound care products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

23. Please provide figures for your total spend on Wound contact products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

24. Please provide figures for your total spend on Exudate Absorber (Super Absorber) Dressings products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

25. Please provide figures for your total spend on Acute Wound Care products – Post Op Film Dressing Plus Pads, Steri-Strips, Stockinette and Semi Permeable Film Dressings in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

26. Please provide figures for your total spend on Skin Integrity wound products – Barrier Films and Barrier Creams in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

27. Please provide figures for your total spend on Vascular Access wound products – Semi Permeable Film Dressings and IV Dressings in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

28. Please provide figures for your total spend on hosiery products in 2015 and 2016?

Please see response to question 17.

 

29. Are you planning on collaborating with another healthcare entity to provide wound care services?

The CCG has no current plans as described.

30. Please provide information on your current supply route – DHL, wholesaler or vendor direct?

FP10

 

31. Do you currently have a contract in place for supply of wound care products? If so when does it expire?

No.

 

32. Please provide information on how many delivery points you have for wound care deliveries?

Not applicable.

 

33. Please provide information on how many community locations are holding stock of wound care and prescribing to the community?

Not applicable.

 

34. Please provide information on what software platform you use for ordering wound care products?

Not applicable.

 

35. Do you have a wound care clinic in place for your local demographic and where do your referrals come from?

The CCG does not hold this information.  You would need to contact the provider who in this instance is Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (foi@cht.nhs.uk)

 

 

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