Medway Community Healthcare Medway NHS Trust Foundation Trust
Medway Clinical Commissioning Group Swale Clinical Commissioning Group


Medway and Swale Joint Formulary

Welcome to the Medway and Swale joint formulary which contains the list of medicines approved for prescribing within the Medway and Swale Local health economy. The joint formulary also links to approved prescribing recommendations and guidelines.

The medicines listed have been approved by previous Medway and Swale governance processes. Since the formation of Kent and Medway CCG in April 2020, newer governance arrangements have been established. All additional medicines are now ratified by Kent and Medway Clinical Cabinet and implemented by Medway and Swale ICP for formulary application process click here.
The approved medicines have been selected on the basis of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and patient acceptability. All medicines with positive NICE Technology Appraisal (NICE TA) recommendation are incorporated into the formulary in accordance to the mandate in the Innovation Health and Wealth document, December 2011.
Requests to add new medicines to the joint formulary should be made using the request form available here
In exceptional circumstances a non-formulary drug may be prescribed where formulary options have proven to be ineffective or not tolerated. If a patient is stabilised on a non-formulary drug for a condition where changing treatment would be inappropriate e.g. epilepsy, the medication should be continued, when the patient transfers between care settings. 


Medway and Swale ICP:

Medway Office: 01634 335095 (Option 3)
Unit A, Compass Centre North
Pembroke Road
Chatham Maritime
ME4 4YG.
Please send all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to  
or by post to
4th Floor, Kent House
81 Station Road
TN23 1PP.



Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Pharmacy Department
Medway Maritime Hospital
Windmill Road
Gillingham Kent
01634 830000
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Medway Community Healthcare

MCH House,
Bailey Dr,
0300 123 3444

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

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Farm Villa
Hermitage Lane
ME16 9PH
01622 724100
KMPT formulary-


  • First Line Choice
  • On Formulary
  • Specialist Initiation Only
  • Hospital Only
  • KMPT Initiation Only