Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Master Formulary 2020 (5th edition) 

It gives me great pleasure that we welcome the 5th edition of the APPM Master Formulary released on the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine. The Formulary has become an important core resource for the prescriber working in paediatric palliative medicine. 
 
The Formulary brings together all available paediatric palliative prescribing information in a single volume, utilising up to date published research and consensus expert opinion. It continues to keep pace with new guidance on existing medication and introduces newer drugs pertinent to the field of paediatric palliative medicine. 
 
In this edition, we welcome an increase in our pharmacy support, a neonatologist and an international contingent of reviewers. Their engagement ensures the Formulary continually raises the quality standard and maintains clinical relevance. It is a reflection of the Formulary’s success and impact that is now translated into several languages including Russian, Bahasa Indonesian and Spanish. 
 
The ethos of maintaining a formulary that is free to access and download will continue via the APPM website (www.appm.org.uk). It is anticipated that revisions to the Formulary will now be every few years and a print format will be available to buy at cost via the APPM website. 
 
The APPM wishes to acknowledge the meticulous, diligent work of Dr Sat Jassal for coordinating, leading and editing all Formulary editions to date. We are very grateful for the excellent pharmacy support, led by Anita Aindow and to the many contributors and reviewers, old and new, for their hard work and analytical eye. In particular we wish to thank our international colleagues for their input, whose insights and perspectives have been highly valuable. Finally thank you to the APPM membership for their peer review (and proof reading!) of the Formulary. 
 
As with all previous editions, the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine is pleased to support the new 5th edition APPM Master Formulary as a clinically relevant and up to date publication, providing support to all prescribers caring for infants, children and young people requiring palliative care. 
 
 
Dr Anna-Karenia Anderson (chair@appm.org.uk) 
 
Chair of the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine 
Hard copies of the APPM formulary (in A5 size) are available for £10 plus P&P. 
 
Please submit your details using the form and we will be in touch with payment details. 
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