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 to support safe provision of antibiotic solid dosage forms to children
These resources are intended for use during the acute period of antibiotic liquid supply uncertainty.
Information for healthcare professionals on using solid dosage forms of antibiotics when liquid preparations are not available.
Information for parents and carers (Welsh) on using solid dosage forms of antibiotics for children.
Information for parents and carers on using solid dosage forms of antibiotics for children.
The Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) that have been put in place during supply issues with some of these antibiotics can be accessed via the NHS BSA website.
Resources to support the Clinical Community Pharmacy Service
These resources can now be found on the Patient Group Directions (PGDs) templates and guidance page. This includes national PGD templates and supporting clinical guidance for the following components of the Clinical Community Pharmacy Service:
- Seasonal influenza vaccination
- Emergency contraception
- Bridging and Quickstart oral contraception
- Sore Throat Test and Treat (STTT)
Biosimilars and Generic Equivalents
Healthcare professionals: Practical information on the procurement, storage and supply of Revlimid®▼ generic equivalents.
Pathfinder Risk Management Platform letter for healthcare professionals.
Pathfinder Risk Management Platform FAQs for healthcare professionals.
A patient information leaflet (Welsh) about Revlimid®▼ generic equivalents.
A patient information leaflet (English) about Revlimid®▼ generic equivalents.
16 Aug 23
CCPS PGD templates and supporting guidance moved to national PGD page.
01 Jun 23
HCP practical information (lenalidomide) partial update.
06 Feb 23
Serious shortage protocol information added.
09 Jan 23
STTT guidance and PGD updated
15 Dec 22
Safe provision of solid dosage forms to children PIL (Welsh) added.
09 Dec 22
Safe provision of solid dosage forms to children guidance added.
06 Dec 22
Lenalidomide PIL added (Welsh).
02 Dec 22
Layout amended. Bridging and QuickStart contraception service guidance added.
30 Nov 22
Lenalidomide support for healthcare professionals added. Desogestrel PGD updated. STTT PGD updated.
28 Nov 22
Lenalidomide PIL added.
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