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 »
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].
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 »
NHS England have revised the “Continuity of Supply Frequently Asked Questions” page in the “Preparing for EU Exit” section of their website and the “Getting your medicines if there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit” page on the NHS website has been updated. The FAQs explain the government’s approach to ensuring that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal Continue Reading »
The British Menopause Society have published a helpful update on current availability of HRT products in the UK – including the following notes: There have been availability issues with many HRT products. Some of these are related to manufacturing shortages, while others are related to supply issues. The BMS has been reassured that these are temporary shortages which Continue Reading »