Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • On Formulary
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Shared Care
  • Hospital Only
  • Under Review
  • New on System


  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

Online Formulary using dm+d data - Demo Site

About the M.O.M. Systems Online Formulary

Please note, sample information has been entered into Chapters 1 and 2 only and although fairly clinically accurate, it is not guaranteed. The information was entered during April and May 2017 and drugs will have subsequently been randomly added during telephone demonstrations. 

If you would like to talk to us about providing a version of this system please contact us on 01622 820554
or email tim.wickens@momsystems.co.uk

This Online Formulary has been newly written to import all drug information from the dm+d data released weekly from NHS Digital. The dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) may also be referred to as NHS medicines database.

The new system has the following features:


  • The new design is clear, consistent and easily navigated.
  • The system is built on a fully responsive platform so can be viewed on all desktop and mobile devices.
  • All information is editable via the back-end CMS.
  • Edits can be identified by user login and pages can be “rolled back” to an earlier version if ever necessary.
  • The development site is currently set up to follow the BNF post 2015 structure but this is fully changeable. Sections and pages can be removed or added as required, a good example being the first page under 1.3


  • Data is pulled from the DM+D database which all NHS organisations should be using from June 30th 2017 (http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/4906.aspx).
  • Users can choose to display generic drugs or both generic and branded.
  • Strengths, formulations and pack sizes can all be shown.
  • Pricing information can be included with each formulation if required if the information is in the DM+D data. If not required, pricing can be hidden.

Data Updates

  • DM+D Data updates are released weekly. Frequency of updating the Formulary System is yet to be decided. It may be done monthly but will be weekly if we can write something to automate the process.
  • Any changes to pricing information will be updated with the System updates.

Status Options

  • Status options and colours can be set to suit individual requirements of different organisations.
  • Any chosen status can be set to be the default.
  • Some statuses i.e. ‘Not Recommended’, ‘Under Review’ or ‘New on System’ can be hidden from view by default but displayed via a ‘Show All’ button.
  • Whilst most formulations of a drug will carry the status applied to a drug, individual formulations such as injections can be coloured to show a different status i.e. ‘Hospital Only’.

Search Function

  • AJAX scripting to auto-complete partial drug names

Expand/Collapse Drug Details

  • Initial page view shows a list of available drugs and their status. A turn-down arrow next to a drug name reveals the different formulations available and any associated text (instructions, warnings, dosage information etc.). A turn-down arrow next to a formulation reveals pack sizes and pricing (if available).


  • Icons can be simply applied to any drug upon import and will create links to relevant websites for:
    - SPC and BNF
    - NICE
    - Black Triangle status
    - Anything bespoke upon request

Free Text Editing

  • Text can be freely inserted and edited above the list of available drugs on a page or below each individual drug.
  • Images and Icons can be inserted and can be made to be links to other pages, websites or documents
  • Tables can be inserted
  • Some set styles have been created for coloured panels of warnings or instructions and these can be changed or added to.
  • Set styles have been set up for Headings, Sub-headings and Text

About M.O.M. Systems

M.O.M. Systems is the web-based software programming team at Man or Mouse Studio Ltd. 

Man or Mouse Studio is a creative graphic design and website design business based in Kent. The business has been operating for 25 years.

While producing a new website for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2007 we were asked if we could create something to log patients entering the A&E Department which could then be viewed anywhere within the hospital as opposed to just a Word document on a single PC. We worked with the Acute Medical team and created an Online Acute Medical Take List which was then deployed in Kent & Sussex Hospital and two other London hospital A&E Departments. Since then we went on to write the first online formulary, an On-Call Rota and a Caldicott IG Mapping system. Our most recent work has been over 1500 hours on a new GP Referral System for Medefer Ltd. All have been written bespoke to specific requests to fulfil particular needs.

Please see our website for more information on all of the products we have written.

Everything we have written we can provide to other organisations, with the exception of the GP Referral System. We are always keen to talk about anything new however infant the idea.

Please feel free to contact us on 01622 820554 or email tim.wickens@momsystems.co.uk