Drug Profile

Drug: Prescribing Clinical Network
Condition: Traffic Light Status - definitions
Brand Names:
Keywords: TLS, traffic light colours, Blue, traffic light definitions, traffic lights, Green drugs, Amber* drugs, Amber star drugs, Amber drugs, Red drugs, Black drugs, PCN

Committee Recommendations

Date Committee Name Narrative Traffic Light Status Traffic Light Status
04 May 2016 Not Set RED -
For specialist use in secondary / tertiary care – prescribing to be initiated and continued by the specialist clinician.

Red
04 May 2016 Not Set Amber -
Prescribing initiated and stabilised by specialist but has potential to transfer to primary care under a formal shared care agreement
Amber
04 May 2016 Not Set Blue (formerly Amber*) UPDATED March 2018
Prescribing initiated and stabilised by a specialist but has potential to transfer to primary care WITHOUT a formal shared care agreement. Please note that in some circumstances a specialist may recommend that prescribing can be started in primary care
Blue
04 May 2016 Not Set Black
These are drugs that have been reviewed by the PCN and are not recommended for use in any healthcare setting across Surrey & North West facing Sussex health economy


Black
04 May 2016 Not Set Green
GPs (or non-medical prescribers in primary care) are able to take full responsibility for initiation and continuation of prescribing. Local prescribing guidelines or NICE guidance may apply
These are drugs that can be initiated and/or continued in primary, secondary or tertiary care.
Green

Documents

Type: Document (click to view) Review Date
Information Prescribing clinical network traffic light definitions - Updated March 2018 Prescribing clinical network traffic light definitions - Updated March 2018 PDF March 2021

Supplementary documents (organisational specific)

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