Category Archives: DDES

Hyoscine butylbromide injection – supply issues

Hyoscine butylbromide 20mg/1ml injection (Buscopan injection) is included in NECN Palliative Care guidelinesĀ and linked care plans as an option for pharmacological management of distressing excess secretions – and for prescription in anticipation of possible need. The Palliative Care & Pharmacy Teams at County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have become aware of a widespread supply problem and Continue Reading »

Prevention of Future Death Notice – the EPS system does not highlight urgent prescriptions to pharmacies

  “The EPS system does NOT allow urgent prescriptions to be highlighted to the receiving pharmacy when sent from a GP system.” This applies to all current pharmacy software. Following a Coroner’s inquest in Nottingham, the Superintendent Pharmacist for Well Pharmacy has circulated a Prevention of Future Death noticeĀ  to alert prescribers to potentially serious consequences of shortcomings Continue Reading »

Electronic repeat dispensing toolkit

Electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) is an integral part of EPS, which offers many extra benefits over paper repeat dispensing and repeat prescribing.

NHS Digital have recently published an Electronic Repeat Dispensing Toolkit, available at which contains useful tools. You can also sign up for some eRD webinars to find out more. The toolkit includes an e-learning package, developed by NECS in conjunction with NHS Digital which can also be accessed through the NECS Medicines website.

Out of Stock List December 2015

The following items are currently unavailable, hard to obtain or going short in the market. It is not an exhaustive list, and some pharmacies will have more trouble than others obtaining certain items. Items new to the list in bold Thanks to Manchester LPC for this informationĀ  Item Status More Information Duac gel (25g and 50g) This has Continue Reading »