Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection shortage

Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection shortage

July 3, 2018

Accord, who are currently one of the suppliers of Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injections, is currently experiencing manufacturing issues. Wockhardt, the other UK supplier, is increasing their production to keep up with the extra demand but is unable to support the entire market during July and August 2018. A management plan has been developed between Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and the manufacturers to manage the supply issue during July and August 2018 resulting in changes to distribution arrangements.

Distribution Arrangements (From w/c 2nd July)

  • Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection will only be available to order from Alliance. No minimum surcharges will be levied.
  • Morphine 10mg injection (Martindale) available to order from AAH only.
  • Diamorphine 30mg injection (Wockhardt), Diamorphine 100mg (Accord) and Diamorphine 500mg (Accord and Wockhardt) – available through the usual wholesalers.

 For further information on ordering processes please contact:


Phone Number: 0330 1000 448



Phone Number: 0344 561 8899


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