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Clinical guidelines are ‘systematically developed statements which assist clinicians and patients in making decisions about appropriate treatment for specific conditions’.  They offer concise instruction on clinical practice and can be developed at a national or local level by multidisciplinary groups.  Locally, guidelines can be developed in relation to any clinical condition or aspect of practice with the aim of improving the quality of care.  Five key reasons for choosing an area in which to develop guidelines have been identified:


  • where there is excessive morbidity, disability or mortality

  • where treatment offers good potential for reducing morbidity, disability or mortality

  • where there is wide countrywide variation in clinical practice

  • where resources involved are resource intensive-either high volume and low cost or low  volume and high cost

  • where boundary issues are involved, across sector and across professional bodies


Where there is no local guideline applicable, we advise using the NHS Evidence which registers and catalogues all relevant guidelines available nationally, and internationally.

Link to The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy page including link to approved medicines for use by patients at Russells Hall, Corbett and Guest Hospitals


Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guidelines
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage 4 or 5 pathway for the management of hyperphosphataemia in adults
Epilepsy Formulary Dudley Health EconomyOctober 2012
Allergic rhinitis treatment pathway
Anti-dementia medication guidance
Anticipatory Medication STAT dose and Syringe Pump / Driver Guidance
Antiplatelet therapy in primary and secondary care
Antipsychotics Prescribing Guidelines for Schizophrenia
Asthma - Training slides on the Management of Asthma in Secondary and Primary Schools
Asthma - Guidance for the Management of Asthma in Secondary and Primary Schools
Asthma acute management guideline
BC ICB 18+ Years Difficult Asthma Referral Pathway
BC ICB Asthma Adolescent 12-17 Guideline
BC ICB Asthma Adult Guidelines 18+
BC ICB Asthma/COPD Full Guidance 16 pages
BC ICB Childrens Asthma Guidance <12 years old
BC ICB COPD Summary Guidance 4 pages
BC ICB Pregnancy in Diabetes – Prescribing Responsibility for Primary and Secondary Care v4
BCWB ICS CVD CLN Position Statement: Inclisiran (Leqvio)
Benzodiazepines in Adults Prescribing guidelines
Black Country and West Birmingham ICS Cardiovascular disease Guidance
Blood Glucose Testing - A Guide to Selecting the Correct Meter
Blood Glucose Testing - Commissioning statement on Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems
Blood Glucose Testing - CONTOUR® Plus Blue meter (New Feb 2021)
Blood Glucose Testing - CONTOUR® Plus Meter System order form
Blood Glucose Testing - Spirit meters order form (TEE2 & CareSens)
Blood Glucose Testing - Supported Blood Glucose Meters
Bone Densitometry (DEXA) Referral Form Dudley
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Testing Standard Operating Procedure
Clostridium difficile: Identifying those at risk
Community End of Life / Palliative Care Planning Pathway
Community End of life Drug Authorisation (CEDA) Form Guideline
Community End of life Drug Authorisation Form (CEDA Form)
Community Pharmacy Managed Repeat Prescriptions Guideline
Constipation in Adults - Prevention and Management guidelines
Continence - Pelvic floor exercises for men patient information leaflet
Continence - Pelvic floor exercises for women patient information leaflet
Continence - Pelvic floor exercises patient information leaflet
Continence care management formulary
COPD inhaler treatment guidelines
Deferred Antibiotic Prescription Standard Operating Procedure
Depression treatment guidelines
Dermatology Guidelines and Formulary
Diabetes Management Guidelines for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Dry Eye Pathway
Dry Eye Prescribing Guidelines
Dudley Briefing on Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs) January 2019
Dudley CCG Prescribing Policy
Entresto - Implementation of Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan) in Dudley Health Economy
ESCA: All non-biological DMARDs (oral/subcutaneous) and agreement for transferring of DMARD Prescribing
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Guidelines for screening and diagnosis in Primary Care
Fentanyl transdermal patches prescribing guidelines
Formulary Listings - Complete report - Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
General Practice Sepsis Decision Support Tool
Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Pharmacological Management
Glaucoma guidelines
Gluten Free Foods - Prescribing Guildelines
Government announces that medicinal cannabis is legal
Greener inhaler guide
Guidance for the administration of medicines in schools, early years and other OFSTED approved settings within Dudley
Guidelines for the use of Dapagliflozin in HF (TA679)
Headache & migraine guidelines in Adults in primary and secondary care
Hypertension - Salt content of soluble analgesics and indigestion remedies
Hypertension pathway
Hypertension pathway - short clinic guide
Infant formula prescribing guideline
Insulin pen needles guidelines
Lifestyle assessment - best practice guidelines
Lipid Management Flowchart
Lipid Management Guidelines for CVD Risk Reduction within Dudley Health Economy
Malnutrition Identification and Management in Adults Guideline
Medication Review – Best Practice Guidelines
Medication Review Deprescribing Tool kit: Resource Pack
Medicine sick day guidance
Medicines and Dehydration - Briefing for Professionals on the Medicine Sick Day Rules card
Medicines and Dehydration - Patient Information
Metolazone tablet availability- February 2023
Monitoring and Multivitamin and Mineral Supplementation following Bariatric Surgery
MRSA Guidelines
My Personal Urinary Catheter Passport
NHS Health Check Pathway
NICE AF Guidelines Version
Non-Medical Prescribing Policy
Nutritional support (Oral) - A guide to good nutrition in dementia for patients and carers
Nutritional support (Oral) - Small apetite guidance
Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) GP request letter
Osteoporosis - Bisphosphonate holiday guidance
Osteoporosis - Dudley Osteoporosis Service Letter
Osteoporosis - Emergency Department Management of Fragility Fractures
Osteoporosis - Guideline for the Management of Falls in Older Patients
Osteoporosis Main Guidelines for Management
Pain management in primary care
Parkinson’s Disease in compromised swallow or NBM
Parkinson’s Disease Prescribing Guidelines for use in Primary and Secondary Care
Potentially excessive or inappropriate prescribing policy
Prescribing Pathway for Adult Patients on Home Enteral Feed
Prolong programme registration form
Promotion of Urinary Continence for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Males - Quick Reference Guide
Promotion of Urinary Continence in Females and of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Males - Guidelines
Proton Pump Inhibitor De-prescribing Guidance
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Adult Guidance PDF
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) for the treatment of Dyspepsia & Heartburn - Patient Information Leaflet
Repeat Prescription - Good practice guidance for GP practices
Repeat Prescription - Supply of Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) by Community Pharmacies
Respiratory control in asthma and COPD
Sample - GP Practice prescribing policy
Shared Care ESCA Liothyronine
Spacer devices leaflet
Standard Operating Procedure For Initiating and Operating a GP Electronic Repeat Dispensing Service (eRD)
Standard Precautions for Infection Prevention Guidelines
Strontium ranelate (Protelos) discontinuation
The Parkinson Kinetigraph (PKG) commissioning statement
Top Ten Tips for a Sepsis Aware Consultation
Topical antifungal agent prescribing
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Diagnosis - Diagnosis of UTI – Quick reference guide for adult patients
Urine sample - Collecting a specimen of urine from a catheter valve
Urine sample - How to take a Mid-Stream Urine (MSU) sample
Vaccine policy for ordering and storing vaccines
Valproate Pregnancy Risk - Annual Risk Acknowledgement Form
Valproate Use in Women and Girls of Childbearing Years - Guidance Document
Vitamin D Deficiency - Treatment Guidelines
Which Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to Prescribe in Primary Care - summary formulary
Which Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to prescribe in Primary Care – full formulary
Which Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to Prescribe in Primary Care ONS Process Map for Primary care
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