Category Archives: Memos and Alerts

Greener Respiratory Care – NENC Guide

The Medicines Optimisation Group within the Respiratory Arm of the North East & North Cumbria Clinical Networks have produced an “At-a-Glance” guide to Support Greener Respiratory Care across the ICS. The guide aims to help NHS professionals “to improve patient outcomes through better disease control by prescribing the most  appropriate inhaler for each individual patient with consideration for Continue Reading »

HRT Shortages – Resources

British Menopause Society (BMS) – HRT Supply News BMS Tools for Clinicians HRT Guide HRT – Practical prescribing HRT preparations and equivalent alternatives Prescribable alternatives to HRT CKS HRT guide Serious Shortage Protocols [full list via NHS BSA – not searchable] Serious Shortage Protocols [‘Live’ list via PSNC – not searchable] PSNC Dispensing & Supply News [covers ALL Continue Reading »

DHSC Medicines Supply Notice – Metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

The DHSC Medicines Supply team have circulated the following Tier 2 Medicines Supply Notification concerning metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free: MSN 2021_045 Metformin oral solution 500mg in 5ml During the last three months for which data is available, 864 patients (cf total population >4.5 million) received supplies of metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free from pharmacies dispensing Continue Reading »