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16/07/19: Diamorphine 5mg injection supply issue

There is currently supply issues with Diamorphine 5mg injections. The national Medicines Shortage Response Group (MSRG) have recommended the following:

Primary care, private hospitals, hospices & substance misuse treatment centres:There is sufficient diamorphine 10mg injection to support the forecasted use of the diamorphine 5mg strength. Order stock from usual wholesalers.

Secondary care NHS Trusts: Hameln's morphine 10mg injection (p/free) is the first line alternative. Trusts should order in line with historical demand. Do not stockpile which may potentiate supply issues of this product.

    
16/07/2019
   
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31.05.2019: HRT Supply Issues

There are currently stock availability issues for a number of Hormonal Replacement Therapy preperations, please establish local availability prior to issuing prescriptions. For further information and guidance please contact the Medicines Optimisation Queries Team at southstaffs.medsoptimisation@nhs.net

 

    
05/06/2019
   
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16/05/19: Epanutin 50mg Infatabs Supply Issue

Clinicians should read the attached information from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) concerning global supply issues of Epanutin 50mg Infatabs until November 2019. Prescribers must exercise caution and increase patient monitoring if prescribing a product from a different manufacturer as this is a Category 1 antiepileptic drug.

    
16/05/2019
   
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11/03/2019 - Changes to the Amber drug classification on the South Staffordshire Joint Formulary as approved by Stafford & Surrounds Membership board and APG. These changes are effective from today 11th March 2019.

Amber- Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care. For some drugs there may be a Ricad in place to aid the transition to primary care. This replaces Amber 1 on the South Staffs Formulary.

Amb E- Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care but also require an ESCA (Shared Care Agreement). This replaces Amber 2 on the South Staffs Formulary.

For further queries and support, please contact your Practice support pharmacist or email: southstaffs.medsoptimisation@nhs.net . Thank you.

    
11/03/2019
   
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06/11/2018 - EPS - Frequently asked questions, General Practice Guidance has been added to the Communications and Drug discontinuation tile

    
06/11/2018
   
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27/09/2018 - Antibiotic Campaign 2018. The Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent CCGs are launching their antibiotic campaign for 2018 - Save our Antibiotics – be self-care aware.  Resources will be sent out to GP practices during October.

    
17/10/2018
   
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26/09/2018 - Adrenaline / Epinephrine (Soln for injection) Auto-Injector - Please prescribe generically due to variable stock shortages of each of the three brands - Jext, Emerade and Epipen.

    
26/09/2018
   
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15/08/18 Information on the Over-the-Counter policy can be found here:  over the counter policies

    
15/08/2018
   
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26/07/2018 - Inhaler technique videos have been added to the formulary Inhaler technique videos a direct link is also available from the beginning of the respiratory chapter

    
26/07/2018
   
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07/06.18 New updated version of decline to prescribe form

Decline to prescribe form v2

    
07/06/2018
   
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21/05/2018 New Diabetes guidelines published Diabetes Guidelines

    
23/05/2018
   
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16/05/18 New contraceptives guideline published  Contraceptives guideline

    
16/05/2018
   
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South Staffordshire list of preferred medication brands is published South staffordshire preferred brands

    
16/05/2018
   
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03/05/2018 - NEW DM+D mapping guidance for GP Clinical Systems Emis Web and System One have been added to the Communications and Drug discontinuation tile

    
03/05/2018
   
news 7/11/17 At present we do not support the prescribing on the NHS of Freestyle Libre full review is undertaken by the Clinical Priority Advisory Group. We are aware of all recent literature and are using this as part of the review process. Freestyle Libre interim statement    
07/11/2017
   
news 1/11/17 updated version of Denosumab RICad    
01/11/2017
   
news 05/09/17 New asthma and COPD guidelines Respiratory guidelines    
05/09/2017
   
news 05/06/17 A patient information leaflet has been produced to give sick day rules for medications in order to avoid dehydration Link to medicines and dehydration patient leaflet    
05/06/2017
   
news 05/06/17 Biosimilar Insulin glargine Abasaglar® added to formulary Biosimilar Insulin statement    
05/06/2017
   
news 04/04/17 All new updated CCG PGDS now available CCG PGDS    
04/04/2017
   
news 21/03/17 Three new ESCAS Penicllamine, Sodium authoriomalate and Sulfasalazine    
04/04/2017
   
news 26/1/17 Three new ESCAS now available for Burton Hospitals Methotrexate, Leflunomide, Azathioprine and a RICad for Sacubitril valsartan (Entresto)     
30/01/2017
   
news 20/01/17 NEW Both adult and childrens gluten free guidelines have been updated nutrition and blood guidelines    
20/01/2017
   
news 16/01/17 NEW Continence formulary uploaded to formularies and guidelines section    
16/01/2017
   

 

 

 

 


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