The Ardens formularies are all based upon national prescribing guidelines.
When prescribing from a formulary, an acute medication will always be prescribed. This ensures that the patient isn’t started and left on a repeat without the appropriate initial checks. If you wish to start a repeat straight away, then prescribe the acute and then in the view at the bottom of the formulary, just right click > make repeat.
With Ardens Pro, we localise any formularies so that they follow your local guidelines.
For example, the End of Life formulary has been localised for the Isle of Wight CCG by only having morphine and oxycodone available and removing diamorphine. This has helped standardise prescribing and has also provided cost savings.