Prescribing Guidelines

Below you can find Prescribing guidelines and their review dates

Acne Clinical Guideline - Treatment Guideline for Primary Care (Sheffield) - January 2026

Actinic Keratosis - July 2025

Alcohol relapse prevention: Prescribing guideline for continuing alcohol relapse prevention medication in primary care - April 2022

Angina: treatment algorithm for stable angina - Review date extended to March 2023

Anticoagulant monitoring service standard operating procedure  September 2026

Antiplatelets in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease February 2028

Asthma guidelines - On publication of BTS/NICE guideline

Asthma Right Care (ARC) addressing SABA over-reliance in Sheffield

ARC presentation by Lead Respiratory Pharmacist SCCG

Link to the embedded video from the above presentation; Preventable Asthma Attacks

Atrial Fibrillation - Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - July 2026 (under review)

For additional information see PrescQIPP Bulletin 282: Anticoagulation

Bariatrics - A guideline for the nutritional supplementation and blood monitoring of Sheffield bariatric surgery patients - December 2021 - Under review

Chronic heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF): pharmacological management in primary care – March 2022

Chronic Kidney Disease Management in Adults - A Guideline for Sheffield Primary Care - July 2028

Clostridioides difficile: Good Practice Points - November 2023

Continence (Sheffield Integrated Continence Service Adult Formulary) - Review date extended to June 2024

COPD treatment algorithm - October 2027

COPD Inhaled corticosteroid withdrawal protocol - February 2021

Cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) or lactose intolerance guidelines - November 2025

Depression in adults - treatment and management protocol (Sheffield) - January 2029

Diabetes - Guidelines relating to Diabetes management

DOAC National Procurement Recommendations -  NHS England operational note published 16 January 2024

 See also additional resources under Atrial Fibrillation - Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention 

Dysphagia:  links to a set of Specialist Pharmacy Service guidance on using medicines safely and effectively in patients with swallowing difficulties - April 2023 

Fosfomycin – Product Information - June 2025

Gender Dysphoria - primary care guidance from SHSC on the prescribing and monitoring of hormone treatments

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Guideline - Adults - September 2028

Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines – SY ICB

Hypertension: follow NICE guidelines detailed below, or as advised by the specialist.

Ibandronic acid in post-menopausal women with breast cancer – guideline - July 2019.

Immunoglobulin: home therapy booklet for GPs  - December 2022


Liothyronine Q&A - September 2021

Lipid Modification

Living With and Beyond Cancer 

  • LWABC Leaflet for patients (Link)

Malnutrition and oral nutritional supplement prescribing 

     Food Based Nutrition Support

Medication loading doses: Preventing fatalities from medication loading doses. Under review, please contact 

Migraine Management in Primary Care 

MRSA - Guidance for Sheffield CCG and Primary Care - Review date September 2022

Oral Anti-Cancer Medicines: Guidance to Support the Prescribing, Dispensing and Administration of Oral Anti-Cancer Medicines in Primary Care. Under review, please contact 

Oral Health - a guide for GPs - Review date extended to January 2021

Oral Health - a guide for dental practitioners - Review date extended to January 2021

Oral thrush: Prescribing for oral thrush in babies and prescribing for surface and ductal thrush in lactating women - September 2025

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2 Antagonist prescribing in children - Prescribing and Administration of Oral/Enteral Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 Antagonists  - August 2027

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): Long term safety and gastroprotection* - September 2024

           *You need to log into PrescQIPP to access this resource.  To register see link


Prucalopride (Resolor®) – Advice for GPs when prescribed after consultation with Chronic Constipation Clinic - March 2024

QT Prolongation - What issues should be considered regarding drug induced QT Prolongation: Medicines Q&A's

Respiratory Devices

Self-care guidance - SY ICB

Semaglutide (Wegovy®) Holding statement to support Sheffield Primary Care

Sildenafil - Generic Sildenafil Guideline - Review date extended to June 2022

Special medicinesGuidance on prescribing specials - February 2028

Steroid Emergency Card – Guide for Primary Care - September 2026

Stop List - Prepared November 2017

Stroke and TIA - Sheffield primary care guideline - February 2022

Vitamin D

Last updated on 12/06/2024 by JenniferBussey