Our guidance covers receipt, storage and preparation of sotrovimab. We do not cover commissioning and eligibility; further advice is available in the CAS alert. (Link will be provided when available)
Chief Pharmacist responsibilities
Chief Pharmacist responsibilities for nMABs overall are covered in COVID-19 neutralising monoclonal antibodies and SPS support.
With specific reference to sotrovimab they have responsibilities in the following domains.
Sotrovimab may be prepared either in the pharmacy aseptic unit, or in a clinical area by suitably trained staff. The preparation is scored as a medium NPSA risk level (4).
- Setting up systems for receipt and storage of the starting materials
- provision of preparation records for use in clinical areas
- timely preparation and issue of infusions from the pharmacy aseptic unit
Oversight of, and support to, preparation in clinical areas, if applicable
Ongoing review and responding to incidents and other problems.
- Reviewed and content accurate