Category Archives: Supply Issues_Shortages

DHSC Medicines Supply Team monthly Primary Care Supply Issue Updates are available to registered users via the Specialist Pharmacy Service and PrescQIPP websites [please log-in before using links]: SPS Supply Updates / PrescQIPP Out of Stock Intelligence

Links to these and other resources can be found on the PSNC Medicines Shortages page, along with a list of current DHSC Medicines Supply Notices.

Supply Issues & Shortages – DHSC and NHSE&I Guide

The DHSC and NHSE&I jointly published a Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages in November 2019. The guide sets out the approach taken by the DHSC Medicines Supply Team and NHS&I Commercial Medicines Unit, with information on: intelligence; information gathering; risk assessment; categorisation; escalation routes; management options and communication methods. The DHSC and NHSE&I teams and the Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – UK Pharmaceutical Industry Response

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry have today [16/03/20] launched a ‘Responding to COVID-19‘ webpage, with information about the potential impact of the pandemic on the medicines supply chain and the steps being taken to safeguard supplies, including: The UK Government has asked pharmaceutical companies where possible to retain any remaining additional stockpiles of medicines that were Continue Reading »

DH&SC Supply Issues Update – December 2019

The last Department of Health & Social Care Supply Issues Update of the decade is now available via the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service @ https://www.sps.nhs.uk/articles/department-of-health-and-pharmaceutical-market-strategy-group-pmsg-supply-updates/ [NB: link will only work if already logged in to SPS – register HERE].  

DHSC-NHSE&I Guide to Medicines Supply & Shortages

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have published a comprehensive guide to the processes and systems in place to help manage medicines supply issues. The guide set out “… to detail the national, regional and local management and escalation processes and communication routes for medicines supply issues” and to support Continue Reading »