People have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care, as described in your care.
Making decisions using NICE guidelines explains how we use words to show the strength (or certainty) of our recommendations, and has information about prescribing medicines (including 'off‑label' use), professional guidelines, standards and laws (including on consent and mental capacity), and safeguarding.
Benefits of local formularies may include: The NHS Constitution for England, produced by the Department of Health (2012, revised 2015), provides patients with the right that medicines that have been considered by NICE through the technology appraisal process and given a positive assessment should be made available, where appropriate, and therefore be included in the formulary adopted by the local healthcare providers and commissioners.
The Constitution also provides a right for patients to have decisions about medicines that have not yet been considered by, or have not received a positive recommendation for use in the NHS through, a NICE technology appraisal process to be made by the local NHS using a robust assessment of the best available evidence.
Ensure these are relevant to the medicine and indication being considered. If local critical appraisal and evidence synthesis is needed, ensure that evidence‑gathering strategies comprehensively reflect the requirements set out in the local formulary's decision‑making criteria.