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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 “…. NHS teams and professionals who have responsibility for reporting a medicine supply issue, as well as those teams and professionals who need to take action when a shortage arises.”