South Staffordshire Joint FormularyCannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
There is no evidence to support the use of bath and shower emollients. Patients should be advised to wash with their normal emollient as a soap substitute(but not 50:50)as this is more cost effective and provides better moisturisation. Bath emollients leave the bath very slippery and there is a risk of falling.
Please note Hydromol Cream and Ointment Preparations should be prescribed as Zeroderm
Please refer to the Supplementary ’Emollient Guide’ for more detail
NHS England has identified this product as an item that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care (Ver. 2, June 2019)