BSO Communications (General Information & Circulars)

Community Pharmacy Commissioning Plan 2020/21  3rd July 2020

Letter to Primary Care Practitioners - Learning from Reported Meds Incidents 02.07.20

Learning from Reported Meds Incidents Annual Report 2018

Community Pharmacy Commissioning Plan 2020/21  1st July 2020

New CD Stock Requisition Forms (Schedule 2&3) - 30th June 2020

New CD Stock Requisition Forms - Appendix 2

Misuse of Hyoscine Butylbromide (Buscopan)  17th June 2020

Re-Scheduling of Epidyolex (Cannabis Based Medicine) - Letter from CMO 15.06.20

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as an Aerosol Generating Procedure  13.06.20

Letter from CPO and CAHPO - HCPC Registered Orthoptists 9th June 2020

MPS 2664 - Serious Shortage Protocol - Submission Information 27th May 2020

Pharmacy Alert - Missing Prescription Pad  20th May 2020

MPS 2659 - Clenil Modulite 100mcg Batch Variation - Key Dispensing Points  06.05.2020

Terbutaline 500mcg/dose Dry Powder Inhaler : Ensure Correct Quantity is Prescribed 05.05.2020

Addition of Omeprazole 10mg/5ml Oral Susp SF and 20mg/5ml Oral Susp SF NEW

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May - Opening Intentions  NEW

HSC Secure Email - Test Email Reminder  NEW

HSCNI Email Service - A Step-by-Step User Guide  NEW

End of 2019 - 2020 Flu Season and Related Issues  NEW

Additions to Palliative Care Stock List  1st April 2020

Stand Down Supervision Arrangements 

HSC Secure Email Letter and Step by Step User Guide 

Arrangements for Managing Prescriptions 

Postponement of Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework Workshop - 25/03/20 

Clinical Staff Encountering Patients with Respiratory Infections Arrived From Overseas 

EU Exit - Retention of Stockpiles - Chief Pharmaceutical Officer 

COVID-19 Becomes a Notifiable Disease 

CP Remuneration 2020-21 and Global Sum Fees 

Updated Advice (Covid-19) Coronavirus - Primary Care - Secondary Care 

Declaration and Self-Assessments 2020 

Update Advice in Relation to the Novel Coronavirus - Flow Chart - SPOC Contacts 

Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use - UPDATE 

Updated Advice - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)  and  Flow Chart

CANCELLATION of Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework Workshop 

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Message For All Clinical Staff  and  Flow Chart 

Change to Infant Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) Schedule 

MPS 2616 - Invoice Submission - UPDATE 

Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework 

Melatonin Preparations - Prescribing and Supply 

MPS 2608 - Invoice Submissions 

Yellow Fever Vaccine - Extreme Caution and New Recommendations 

Confirmed Influenza Isolates - NICE Guidance on Use of Antivirals 

Supply Route for Insulin Safety Needles 

The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2019 

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination of Pregnant Women - UPDATE 

Christmas & New Year Holidays - Managing Requests For Repeat Meds 

Installment Dispensing Issues and Proforma 

Review of Topical Steroid Prescribing 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Ongoing Vigilance 

Opicapone 50mg Capsules - Supply Disruption Alert 

Mitomycin Supply Disruption Alert 

Expected Delay - Fluenz Tetra Flu Vaccine 

MPS 2586 - Melatonin 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free

EU Exit Guidance 

New Measures to Help Manage Medicines Shortages 

Pharmacy Needs Assessment - Focus Groups 

MPS 2574 - Mianserin Supply Issue   

Management of Seasonal Fu 2019/20 (a) 

Management of Seasonal Fu 2019/20 (b) 

Update on BEXSERO (Meningitis B) Vaccine Patient Info Leaflet 

MPS 2573 - Provera 100mg tablets Supply Issue

Community Pharmacists Clinic Times 2019 - Seasonal Flu Vaccine 

MPS 2572 - Fluoxetine 10mg, 30mg, 40mg Caps Supply Issue 

MPS 2571 - Capsaicin Cream Supply Issue 

Phenobarbital Elixir Alcohol Level Guidance 

Letter to HSC Providers - EU Exit Update 

EU Exit Operational Guidance Letter from DoH 

EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Further Information 

Support and Delivery of Domiciliary Care Payment 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Supply Issues 

Delayed Diagnosis of DKA and Type 1 Diabetes in a young Adult 

MUR Service Evaluation - Patient Referrals to GP Practice 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2019-20 


CBD Letter to Pharmacists 

Pre-registration Pharmacist Placements Update 2019-20 

Pre-registration Pharmacist Placements Update 2018-19 

Supply Disruption - Emerade 500mcg and 300mcg Adrenaline Auto Injector Device 

Update on Cannon Hygiene Collections 

Use of Hernia Mesh 

MMS 1892 - Appliances and Drug Tariff 

MPS 2559 - Appliances and Drug Tariff 

Extension of HPV Vaccination to Boys Aged 12-13 Years   and Annex A 

Planned Exit of the UK from the European Union 

Joint Letter from BSO & McLernons - Connectivity to Pharmacy Portal 

Red Amber List Update - June 2019 

Disophyramide 100mg & 150mg Capsules Supply Disruption 

Epanutin Supply Disruption Alert  

Compliance Support / Medicines Adherence Payments 

Shingles Vaccination Programme - Eligibility Criteria 2019/20 

Diamorphine 5mg Injection Supply Issue 

Microgynon 30 and Ovranette tablets Supply Issue 

Yellow Fever Vaccine (Stamaril) Extreme Caution 

Rapid Treatment Required - DNP Poisoning 

Loestrin Tablets Supply Issue 

Community Pharmacy MUR Service 2019/20 

End of 2018-19 Flu Season and Related Issues 

MPS 2553 - Cannon Hygiene 

Wound Care Management Transitional Payment 

Guidelines on Choice of Glucometers and Ketometers for Adults Type 1 

Diabetes Consumables For Children and Young People Type 1 

MPS 2550 - Common Coding Issues 

Missing Prescriptions Alert 

Outcome of Review of Pre-School Childhood vaccination

MPS 2549 - Labetalol Tablets Supply Issue

MPS 2548 - Levomepromazine 25mg/ml injection supply issue

Pharmacy Alert - Stolen Prescriptions 

Critical Medicines Letter and Crucial Timelines 

MPS 2547 - Woundcare Management Products - Reminder 

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics - New Restrictions and Precautions 

Gabapentin and Pregabalin - Schedule 3 CD from 1st April 2019 

MPS 2544 - Wound Care Products - Changes to NI Drug Tariff April 2019 

Cannabis Based Products for Pain 

Declaration and Self-Assessments Form 

Early Alert System 

Antenatal Rubella Screening

The Misuse of Drugs Act amendments

Medical Device Alert - Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump & Field Safety Notice

Metoprolol 50mg and 100mg Supply Issue

Exit From The EU - Medicines and Medical Supplies 

MPS 2540 - Wound Care Management : Changes to N.I. Drug Tariff 

Advice of Changes to Drug Tariff and Wound Care Products 

Implementation of the FMD (Falsified Medicines Directive) 

Pre-Registration 2019/20 

Medical Device Alert - Freestyle Libre Skin Sensitivity 

MPS 2537 - Pharmacy First Service - Patient Group Direction 

Patient Group Direction Document 

MPS 2534 - Larvae Products 

Misdiagnosis of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children 

Clexane 40mg Injection Supply Issue 

Reporting Medical Device and Estates Incidents