Medicines shortages


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For information on managing medicine shortages see the NHS Highland intranet webpage: Medicines Shortages
Contents include:

Other information on shortages is available from:

  • MSAN (Medicines Supply Alert Notice) from the SHOW website (Scotland's Health on the Web).
  • SSPs (Serious Shortage Protocols) from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
  • Medicines Supply Tool from SPS (Specialist Pharmacy Service)  (log in details required).
  • Medicines Shortages Guidance from Community Pharmacy Services Scotland.
  • MSN (Medicine Supply Notification) from PSNC

Last reviewed: 13 May 2022

Next review: 31 May 2025

Author(s): Formulary Pharmacist

Version: 2

Approved By: Medicines Management and Information

Reviewer Name(s): Patricia Hannam

Document Id: FCR106