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*
SSP01: Fluoxetine 10mg capsules 31st October 2019
SSP02: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules 31st October 2019
SSP03: Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 31st October 2019

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If and when an SSP is revoked, it will be removed from the live table above and instead placed below for historical reference.

Latest Dispensing and Supply news

View more Dispensing and Supply news >