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Medicines Shortages and Patient Group Directions

Medicine Shortages can occur for many reasons including manufacturing and quality control problems, delays in supply chains and discontinuations. Where a medicine supplied and/or administered…

Change of maternal pertussis vaccine, January 2020

The maternal pertussis immunisation programme commenced in October 2012, initially using Repevax® vaccine (dTaP/IPV). From July 2014, Boostrix®-IPV (dTaP/IPV) has been supplied. From mid-January 2020,…

Shortage of Mitomycin-C Kyowa (all strengths)

UKMi with input from the Royal College of Ophthalmology and the National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England and Improvement, has drafted clinical advice…

NICE Bites - Hypertension

Note: This is a update to NICE Bites 120 (correction to definition and table 2)   Please go to NICE to check for any recent…

RMOC: Sodium oxybate in adult patients

The Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOC, Midlands and East) has reviewed issues around the prescribing and commissioning of sodium oxybate in adult patients with narcolepsy with…

NHSI HoPMOp Newsletter October 2019

For Action: • Pharmacy Aseptic Review- Call for evidence • British Oncology Pharmacy Association – Non-Medical Prescriber Workforce Survey For Information: • Funding for NHS…
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