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Products in use intrathecally – Version 3 (January 2019)

6 November 2020The table is a compilation of products in-use intrathecally within the NHS. This was originally compiled in December 2014 and was updated in January 2019…

Ambient storage of refrigerated ITU medicines during Covid-19

30 April 2020Several injectable medicines used in ITU during COVID-19 require storage in a refrigerator.  Where product licences require this, the text: “Store in a refrigerator (2°-8°C).…

Options for the Provision of Ready to Administer IVs to Support Clinical Areas – COVID-19

16 April 2020The Covid-19 crisis has generated an unprecedented demand for injectable medicines in ICU’s. These medicines are routinely prepared and administered by nursing staff, but the…

Shortage of Sodium Bicarbonate Polyfusors (Fresenius Kabi)- all strengths

25 March 2020Sodium bicarbonate 1.26%, 1.40%, 2.74% and 8.4% Polyfusors are out of stock stock until late October 2020. The 4.2% Polyfusor will remain available but cannot…

Suitability of BBraun NRFit Lock Syringes with BBraun NRFit Syringe Caps for storage of injectable medicines

20 January 2020The NHS Pharmaceutical Aseptic Services Group published its requirements for the introduction of NRFit neuraxial syringes and caps for the purposes of drug storage on…

NHSE&I HoPMOp Medicines Optimisation Newsletter November 2019

2 December 2019For Action: • Engaging hospital pharmacists in research • Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) and Emergency Departments- Reducing unnecessary admissions • NHSE Commercial Framework Engagement…

Supply of aseptically Prepared Doses of IMPs Across Legal Boundaries Version 2 October 2019

11 November 2019This document has been developed by the NHS Quality Assurance Committee and National Pharmacy Clinical Trials Advisory Group with input provided by the MHRA Clinical…

NHSI HoPMOp Newsletter October 2019

24 October 2019For Action: • Pharmacy Aseptic Review- Call for evidence • British Oncology Pharmacy Association – Non-Medical Prescriber Workforce Survey For Information: • Funding for NHS…

NHS England & NHS Improvement HoPMOp Newsletter September 2019

10 October 2019For Action: • Pharmacy Aseptic Review- Call for evidence • Rx-Info Define – stock and usage data For Information: • Alert – reuse of GTIN…

NHSI HoPMOp Newsletter August 2019

28 August 2019For Action: • Pharmacy Aseptic Review- Call for evidence • Pharmacy Aseptic Review- New resources available • English Pharmacy Aseptic Services Transformation Board (EPASTB)- Who’s…