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Drug guidance

The Southampton drug guide was updated in 2023

The Oxford drug calculator was updated in June 2019


The guidance does not override individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patients.

It does not replace clinical judgement and must only be used as an aide. All drugs must still be prescribed on the patient's chart. All drug checks must still be completed as per routine medicines administration policy

It remains the responsibility of the prescriber to ensure all doses are correctly prescribed before they are administered. Furthermore, the authors, OUH or UHS will accept neither responsibility or liability for any drug administration or dosing errors.