As local leaders responsible for medicines supplies and use in hospitals, including medical gases, NHS Chief Pharmacists should keep themselves up to date with the current advice on NHS England and NHS Improvement’s website. Further information can be found within FutureNHS site. Registration for access to the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Workspace is needed. This includes a Resource pack: Improving oxygen resilience in a pandemic (Registration required for access).
In addition, a range of answers to common questions have been developed based on experiences during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic escalation and requests made for information to UK Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Control leads. These are presented in the SPS pages below as well as in the attached word file.
Answers to questions
Answers to questions we’ve been asked are grouped by theme below.
- added note that registration is required to access content on FutureNHS
- added link to NHSEI resource pack on improving resilience of oxygen supplies
- Medical gasses are under constant review and article series remains valid. Full content review due 2022, or sooner if National guidance dictates.