Medicine Supply Notification: Diamorphine hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules – Update

Medicine Supply Notification: Diamorphine hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules – Update

July 21, 2021

Update: (21/07/2021) 

5mg out of stock until end July 2021

10mg out of stock until w/c 19th July 2021 


Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Diamorphine hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

MSN/2021/021

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 09/04/2021

  • There are very limited supplies of diamorphine 5mg and 10mg ampoules available until w/c 19th April 2021.
  • Clinicians in both primary and secondary care are reminded of permanent actions they were recommended to take in the Supply Disruption Alert for diamorphine ampoules issued 25th March 2020.

The UKMi shortage memo can be found here

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

 



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