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Originator: DHSC & NHS England and Improvement: Supply disruption alert

 
Issue date: 26-Feb-2020 12:25:50

Action by recipients:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

Information to recipients:
  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts (Various Recipients)
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts - Non-NHS Recipients
  • GP - Locum
  • NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • GP Practices
  • DHSC Supply Disruption - Medicines
  • Primary Care Networks

Action category: Action

Title: Diamorphine hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules - Supply Disruption Alert

Broadcast content: There are two suppliers of diamorphine hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg in the UK. One supplier is currently out of stock and one is expected to be out of stock shortly.

This alert contains advice on the management of affected patients and includes an additional document from UK Medicines Information.


Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade to Community Pharmacy and to any GP Practices not yet registered with CAS.

Alert reference: SDA/2020/003

Action underway deadline: 28-Feb-2020

Action complete deadline: 05-Mar-2020

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