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Class 4 MHRA Drug Alert – Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) Caution in use

Drug Alert No: EL (19) A/10 Date Issued: 24th April 2019 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 drug alert for certain batches of Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for Injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for Injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) PL 00057/1279 Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First...

12 hours ago

April 2019 Price Concessions – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Betahistine 8mg tablets 84 £1.38 Betahistine 16mg tablets 84 £2.70 Candesartan 16mg tablets 28 £2.90 Carvedilol 12.5mg tablets 28 £2.10 Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £13.76 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5...

6 days ago

MHRA Drug Safety Update April 2019

Date issued: 16th April 2019 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 12 Issue 9 March 2019:1) has been published and includes articles on: Yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) and fatal adverse reactions: extreme caution needed in people who may be immunosuppressed and those 60 years and older. Valproate medicines...

8 days ago

Declaration of Competence Model

The Declaration of Competence (DoC) system has been developed to support registered pharmacy professionals in assuring commissioners that they are service-ready and have the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver high-quality, consistent services. Many commissioners are now including the DoC system in their service specifications, service level agreements and patient group directions.


CPPE have produced a useful factsheet about the Declaration of Competence model. See here and further information for community pharmacy professionals is available here.


Registered pharmacy professionals are personally responsible for keeping knowledge and skills up to date and relevant to roles and responsibilities. Working through the DoC system supports pharmacy professionals with the resources to reflect on current competences, and to identify and meet learning and assessment needs to deliver a specific service that is being commissioned.


For more information see the CPPE website at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/services/declaration-of-competence.



Last Updated: 2nd April 2019