Live SSPs

Live SSPs

This webpage contains details of the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) currently in place, including links to relevant guidance. For more general information about what SSPs are and when they may be used, please visit this webpage.

Active SSPs

SSP Current expiry date* Notes
SSP02: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules This SSP has been varied – the revised end date is now 18th December 2019

New directions state the pharmacist must now supply Fluoxetine 10mg capsules plus Fluoxetine 20mg capsules

(This SSP previously stated that Fluoxetine 10mg tablets plus Fluoxetine 20mg capsules must be provided.)

*An SSP may be amended or revoked at any time.

Details will be updated above as and when changes occur, but the most up-to-date information is available from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website.

Guidance and support

PSNC Briefing 046/19: Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs): SSP01, SSP02 & SSP03 – Fluoxetine 10mg/30mg/40mg capsules

Fluoxetine supporting endorsement guidance

Serious Shortage Protocols Operational Guidance

Serious Shortage Protocols Questions & Answers

PSNC’s Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) Endorsing Factsheet

PSNC Briefing 023/19: Serious Shortage Protocols – A guide for community pharmacy teams



If and when an SSP is revoked/expired, it will be removed from the live table above and instead placed below for historical reference.

SSP Date expired
SSP03: Fluoxetine 40mg capsules
20th November 2019
SSP01: Fluoxetine 10mg capsules 25th October 2019


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