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Supply Disruption Alert – Diamorphine Hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Diamorphine Hydrochloride Powder for Reconstitution and Injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules. There are two suppliers of diamorphine hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg in the UK, Wockhardt and Accord. Accord are out of stock of both strengths with a resupply date of...

16 hours ago

Supply Disruption Alert: Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer). Pfizer have limited supplies of Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension and anticipate going out of stock w/c 2nd March 2020. The anticipated re-supply date is late June 2020. The Canadian brand of Phenytoin 30mg/5ml...

2 days ago

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert – Memantine 10mg tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Drug alert number: EL (20)A/11 Date issued: 25 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 pharmacy level caution in use for: Memantine 10mg Film-Coated Tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd) PL 20416/0260 Crescent Pharma Ltd has informed MHRA of a discrepancy on the product packaging for the batches below....

2 days ago

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Hearts Project


Across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WYHHCP) there is an ambition to reduce the number of CVD incidents by 10% by 2021, through a project known as Healthy Hearts. This project is being led by the West Yorkshire Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) on behalf of WYHHCP.

The project is focusing on three areas: high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes which means community pharmacies may see more patients who require new medication or changes to their existing medication.

A range of resources have been created in collaboration with Public Health England and the British Heart Foundation. In particular, top tips for community pharmacy and action you can take, a patient leaflet on how to look after your heart combining all the public health messages and sources of support into one leaflet, including an easy read version.

 

The healthy hearts website where both community pharmacy and your patients can find more information and keep up to date about the project and resources.  Information includes:

Hypertension Treatment Guidance

Healthy living leaflet

Statin intolerance guidance

GP referral letter BP (NMS)  patient letter

 

 

Last Updated: 22nd January 2020