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 Formulary Chapter 25: A2 - Borderline substances - Full Chapter
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A2.06.01  Expand sub section  Gluten-free foods
Gluten Free Products
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Brown Traffic Light  Restricted in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 42E and Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. Products other than bread and flour are not recommended for prescribing. 

See guidance on gluten free prescribing

APCO September 2012.

Black Traffic Light  For Autism as not prescribed on the NHS as defined by DoH.

APCO January 2003.

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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description


Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   


Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   


Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  


Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used