Medicines guidance for healthcare professionals

 

The Welsh Medicines Advice Service produces medicines-related guidance for healthcare professionals across NHS Wales.

These pages are currently under development and we would welcome feedback on them.


Resources for Community Pharmacists

Patient Group Direction (PGD) templates for the clinical community pharmacy service

Welsh Medicines Advice Service has developed these PGDs for local authorisation. To adopt these PGDs locally, please make sure that you open them in Adobe Acrobat.

PGD for the administration of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine by pharmacists delivering the Community Pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination component of the clinical community pharmacy service.

PGD for the supply and / or administration of Levonorgestrel 1500 microgram tablet by pharmacists delivering the Community Pharmacy emergency contraception component of the clinical community pharmacy service.

PGD for the supply and / or administration of Ulipristal Acetate (ellaOne®) 30mg tablet by pharmacists delivering the Community Pharmacy emergency contraception component of the clinical community pharmacy service.

PGD for the supply of Desogestrel 75 microgram tablet by pharmacists delivering the clinical community pharmacy service for bridging and quickstart oral contraception.

 

PGD for the supply of antibiotics by pharmacists delivering the Sore Throat Test and Treat Service.

Sore Throat Interim Guidance Monograph

This monograph supports the Community Pharmacy Sore Throat Test and Treat (STTT) additional clinical service.

 


Biosimilars and Generic Equivalents

Understanding ranibizumab biosimilar: Ongavia®

Healthcare professionals: Practical information on the procurement, storage, supply and administration of Ongavia®▼ biosimilar.

A patient information leaflet (Welsh) about Ongavia®▼ biosimilar.

A patient information leaflet (English) about Ongavia®▼ biosimilar.

 

Understanding abiraterone (Zytiga®) generic equivalents

Healthcare professionals: Practical information on the procurement, storage and supply of Zytiga® generic equivalents. 

A patient information leaflet (Welsh) about Zytiga® generic equivalents.

A patient information leaflet (English) about Zytiga® generic equivalents.

 


Change history

23 Nov 22           Desogestrel PGD updated.

10 Nov 22           Community Pharmacy Sore Throat Test and Treat (STTT) support added.

17 Oct 22           Abiraterone and ranibizumab PILs added.

06 Oct 22           Abiraterone support documents added.

20 Sep 22           Emergency Contraception PGDs added.

30 Aug 22          Influenza Vaccine PGD updated.

22 Aug 22          Influenza Vaccine PGD added.

18 Jul 22            Published.

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