MPS and Circulars

Drug Alerts

MPS 2526  Ozurdex 700mcg Intravitreal Implant in Applicator  NEW

MPS 2524  Medicines Defect Information ( Olmetec/Olmesartan )  NEW

MPS 2521  Medicines Recall Sodium Cromoglicate 2% w/v 13.5ml Eye Drops & Murine Hayfever Relief 2% w/v 10ml Eye Drops  NEW

MPS 2518 New Information Valsartan (Dexcel/Actavis)  NEW

MPS 2517 Fiasp FlexTouch (Novo Nordisk)

MPS 2516 Valsartan (Dexcel/Actavis)

MPS 2514 Children's Dry Cough Glycerin (Bell, Sons & Co.)

MPS 2511  Latanoprost Timolol Eye Drops Solution

MPS 2509 Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Enoxaparin Sodium) 

MPS 2507 Lynparza Capsule 50mg (Astrazeneca) 

MPS 2506 Ventolin Accuhaler 200mcg (Glaxo Welcome UK Ltd)

MPS 2502 Mollipaxin (Trazodone Hydrochloride) 100mg Capsules (Winthrop Pharmaceuticals)

MPS 2500 Buccolam 2.5/5/7.5 and 10mg oromuscosal Solution Pre Filled Syringes (Shire)

MPS 2499 Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 80mg film-coated tablets (Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals)

MPS 2495 Gentamicin in various forms and strengths by a number of different manufacturers

MPS 2494 Xarelto 20mg film coated tablets (Strathclyde Pharmaceuticals)

MPS 2491 Defect Information in a number of items by Focus Pharmaceuticals

MPS 2489 New BNF App Available

MPS 2488 Dutor 20, 30, 40 and 60mg Gastro-resistant Capsules, Hard (Torrent Pharma UK Ltd)

MPS 2481 Sodium Cromoglicate 2% w/v 13.5ml Eye Drops (FDC International) 

MPS 2480 Sodium Cromoglicate 2% w/v 13.5ml Eye Drops (FDC International)

MPS 2476 Amoxicillin Oral Suspension (Caution In Use) Athlone Labs

MPS 2475 Diclo SR 75 Tablets (Diclofenac Sodium) Strides Pharma UK Ltd

MPS 2471 Viridal Duo Powder and Solvent for Solution for Injection: 10mcg/ml and 40mcg/ml (Alprostadil) UCB Pharma Ltd

MPS 2468 Alka-Seltzer Original and Alka-Seltzer XS (Bayer PLC)

MPS 2466 Mierna 20mcg/24 hours intrauterine delivery system (Bayer Plc) 

MPS 2465 Arava (Leflunomide) 10mg Film Coated Tablets (Sanofi Aventis)






General Information

Pharmacy First service for Sore Throats, Colds & Flu-like illness and Service Outline  NEW

Requests for Repeat Medication Christmas-New Year 2018 and Appendix 1-4  NEW

Carbon Monoxide Ongoing Vigilance   NEW

REVISED - Urgent Advice on Adrenaline Auto-injectors 150mcg  URGENT

Controlled Drugs - Private Scripts (PCD1s) and Private Req's   REMINDER

Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use  NEW

Adrenaline Auto-Injectors in Schools  NEW

Extended Expiry Date for Selected Jext Auto-Injectors & Affected Batches  NEW

Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme  NEW

Supply Disruption - Epanutin (Phenytoin) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension  NEW

Interim Protocol on Dispensing of Adrenaline Auto-Injectors  URGENT

EpiPen & EpiPen Junior Update - Letter to Parents - Revised Supply Disruption Alert  NEW

Flu Vaccination For Staff  NEW

Medical Device Alert and Urgent Safety Notice  NEW

Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis Kits - A Reminder to Health Care Professionals  NEW

MPS 2527 - Update on Coding Issues  NEW

Missing Prescriptions Alert   NEW

EpiPen and EpiPen Junior - Supply Disruption Alert  and Dept Attachment - EpiPen Supply  NEW

Community Pharmacies Promoting Health and Wellbeing 

Red Amber List Update 

Adrenaline Auto-Injector : Supply Issues 

Prescription Ordering Arrangements 

Prescribing dispensing and administration of Oromucosal Midazolam 

Seasonal Flu 2018/19 Letter plus Management of Seasonal Flu 2018/19 

Nice Clinical Guideline (CG) 64 

Preparations For A March 2019 "No Deal" Scenario 

Generics Exception List August 2018 

Switching Of Renal Transplant Patients From Cellcept To Generic Mycophenolate Mofetil  

Resources to support safe and timely management of hyperkalaemia

Resources to support safer bowel care for patients at risk of autonomic dysreflexia

Prescription Medicines Obtained Under False Pretences

Missing Prescriptions

Update On Supply Of UK-Licensed BCG Vaccine And Significant Changes To The Occupational Health Criteria In The Green Book 

Missing Prescriptions

Cost Effective Choices Update 

Esmya Update plus MHRA update 

MPS 2522  Coding for Products Classified As "Special Containers" 


Pause in Vaginal Mesh Surgery - Restriction of Use & High Vigilance Scrutiny Requirements 

Resources to support safer modification of food and drink 

MPS 2519 - Change to Dm+d Unit of Measure For Sachets 

Prescribing of Liquid and other Sedative Medications for Children and reducing the risk of over use 

Further SAIs involving Dispensing of Tacrolimus  -  SQR-SAI-2015-009

Vaginal Mesh - URGENT  plus Annex A

HSCB Glucometer Guidline update

Resources to support safer modification of food and drink

Invitation To Apply For Funding For A Student Pharmacy Technician

Prescribing Guidance Editorial Group Expression of Interest letterDocumentation  -  Form 

Pre-registration Pharmacy Placements 2018-19

MPS 2513  Purchase of Sudafed / Pseudoephedrine 

Update of Red Amber List 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018/19 

Serious prescribing error due to milligram microgram confusion at primary care- secondary care interface 

Shingles Vaccination Programme - Eligibility Criteria For 2018/2019  

End of 2017 2018 Flu Season and Related Issues

Valproate contraindicated in women of childbearing potential unless there is pregnancy prevention programme 

Community Pharmacy Medicines Use Review (MUR) Service 2018/19 

Public Holiday Rota Arrangements - 2018/2019 

Risk of Human Error with Robotic Dispensing Systems in Community Pharmacy 

MPS 2503 How to obtain Urgent Medicines during Out of Hours

MPS 2497 Purchase of Codeine Containing Products

MPS 2492 Tubegauz being removed from the Northern Ireland Drug Tariff

MPS 2487 Pregabalin Part I Categorisation change

MPS 2585 Use of Additional Full Dispensing Codes

MPS 2484 Code Book Changes and Alignment of the Unit of Measure 

MPS 2479 Response to Consultation on Global Sum 2017/18

MPS 2477 Alignment of ACBS Borderline Substances to DM+D Unit of Measure Urgent Reminder

MPS 2474 Alignment of ACBS Borderline Substances to DM+D Unit of Measure

Northern Ireland Codebook Preface

MPS 2472 Additional Full Dispensing Fee Code

MPS 2469 Alignment of ACBS Borderline Substances to DM+D Unit of Measure