Events

Our forthcoming conferences and webinars covering a range of Medicines Optimisation issues with SPS and other great speakers and presenters.
A quick look at events and speakers we are arranging for our Autumn programme and a chance to 'Save the Date' in your diaries
Search our library of past events for recordings, presentations, and interviews with speakers, all to inform your practice.
Our conference was held on 26 April and recordings of the sessions are available below.

Recommended articles

Biosimilar medicines are a type of biological medicine that offer the NHS opportunities to deliver better value for certain conditions
Ranibizumab biosimilar needs planning. Ensure you are familiar with the area and then develop an implementation plan working with the multidisciplinary team.
Governance should consider processes for approval; procurement and supply; prescribing and administration; monitoring; and pharmacovigilance.
A licensed ranibizumab biosimilar is available from Teva: Ongavia. Learn about the licensed indications and supporting evidence.
Hormone Replacement Therapy availability varies currently. Check for available products and keep up-to-date. Supply content is maintained regularly by DHSC.
An observatory of the latest medicines safety information including national patient safety alerts, MHRA Drug Safety updates and more
Considerations for giving vaccine pre or post exposure during a monkeypox incident.
Guidance on what to consider when mixing nebuliser solutions and advice on which combinations are compatible.
Understanding when and how to use haem arginate can help individuals at risk of acute neurovisceral attacks, which though uncommon may be life threatening.
Topical chloramphenicol can be used with caution and monitoring. Systemic chloramphenicol is not recommended. Advice applies to full term and healthy infants.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme specific to COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech
Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme specific to COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
Oral antivirals may reduce COVID-19 symptoms, progression, transmission, hospitalisation and mortality. We guide on successful deployment for Chief Pharmacists.
Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme common to all COVID-19 vaccines
Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme specific to COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
Pharmaceutical processes for Comirnaty (10 micrograms/dose) for Children 5 to 11 years, from initial ordering through to administration for PCNs and Trusts.
Summary information concerning COVID-19 vaccination in women of child-bearing age or who are pregnant

Recommended in PGDs

National PGD templates are developed with experts for clinical specialties. They reduce duplication and variation, and improve consistency of care.
About PGD exemplar templates The attached PGD templates are based on the version being used to develop the national PGD templates as part of the…
A national PGD developed by SPS and supported by NASMeD and JRCALC for ambulance services commissioned by NHS England.
Guidance on when PGDs should not be used and advice on alternative mechanisms for supply and administration of medicines

Planning

Latest information on supply issues, actions to take, alternatives to use, and expected resolution dates. Content provided by DHSC and CMU.
Our annual Prescribing Outlook outputs support planning, implementation and budget planning for medicines every year.
Regularly updated new medicines material, in addition to our annual outputs
Regularly updated patent expiry material, in addition to our annual outputs
Regularly updated biosimilars material, in addition to our annual outputs. Includes specific information on ranibizumab for ocular use.

Recommended for primary care

Summarised recommendations and guidance for medicines requiring monitoring to save you time when you're making monitoring decisions with patients
All our advice on using medicines safely and effectively in patients with swallowing difficulties
All our training and guidance to help decision making about the use of medicines in breastfeeding
All our training and guidance to help decision making about the use of medicines in pregnancy