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New Medicines Newsletter December 2020

9 January 2021New Medicines Newsletter is produced by the SPS Horizon Scanning Service. It highlights recent new product launches and significant medicines regulatory changes and new medicines…

Update for Chief Pharmacists and Senior Pharmacy Leaders

8 January 2021A powerpoint slide deck summarising SPS outputs and resources to support NHS teams. It should be distributed by Chief Pharmacists and others to their teams.

Preparing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at PCN designated sites and end user locations

7 January 2021Standard Operating Procedure for preparation of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in PCN designated sites and end user locations prior to immediate administration.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation in Trusts

7 January 2021Resources to support the AstraZeneca Vaccine are provided including: standard operating procedures, work instructions and a checklist.

IT Support for sites for receipt and issue of Covid-19 Vaccines in Trusts

7 January 2021Outlines the use of pharmacy stock management systems in capturing data for the COVID-19 national vaccination programme.

Transporting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine from PCN designated sites to end user locations, patients’ homes and within the PCN Grouping

6 January 2021SOP for transporting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine from PCN designated sites to end user locations, patients’ homes and within the PCN Grouping.

Preparation of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Syringes for Administration at end user locations

5 January 2021Standard Operating Procedure for preparing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine syringes for administration at end user locations in primary care.

Institutional Readiness for Management of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in Trusts

4 January 2021Must read guidance for Chief Pharmacists and others in Trusts on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Facilitating Pharmaceutical support to PCN Designated Sites for COVID-19 vaccinations

1 January 2021This page outlines key areas where pharmaceutical expertise should be focused to enable the successful national vaccination programmes.

Dealing with spillages and breakages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at PCN designated sites

31 December 2020Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites for dealing with spillages or breakages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.