Read the latest guidance from the Welsh Medicines Advice Service

Welsh Medicines Advice Service

WMAS is a network of highly experienced individuals working closely together as an integrated team providing medicines advice and information for NHS Wales, and as individual teams within each local health board, supporting local healthcare professionals and their patients.

WMAS is proud to collaborate with pharmacy professionals across the UK as part of the UKMi network.

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The WMAS Cardiff centre hosts the UK Porphyria Medicines Information Service (UKPMIS) – a specialist advisory service on the safe use of drugs in porphyria for patients and healthcare professionals in the UK.

For healthcare professionals

WMAS produces medicines-related guidance to support healthcare professionals across NHS Wales.

This includes resources to support the Clinical Community Pharmacy Service and practical information on biosimilars and generic equivalents.

Antiviral Services

Antiviral Services across Wales and the supply of antivirals for COVID-19 for the most vulnerable individuals who have not been admitted to hospital are now co‑ordinated by NHS 111 Wales

WMAS have provided supporting information for members of the public and healthcare professionals across Wales.

Change history

03 Jul 24

Porphyria safe list 2024 added to latest guidance carousel.

17 Jun 24

UTI service component of the Common Ailments Service added to latest guidance carousel.

28 Dec 23

Antiviral decision aid added to latest guidance carousel.

06 Dec 23

Latest guidance carousel updated.

18 Jul 23

Twitter feed removed.

11 Jul 23

Updated to reflect new co-ordination of Antiviral Services across Wales.

29 Mar 23

COVID vaccine allergy service links removed. Link to patient information pages added.

25 Feb 23

New style home page published.