Minimising wastage of critical medicines during Covid-19: updated August 2020

Now that medicines supply chain has stabilised and with immediate effect from August 10th 2020, healthcare professionals are advised to revert to pre-COVID practice and to follow previous guidance in the form of NPSA Alert 20 and Patient Safety Alert NHS/PSA/D/2016/008.

SPS commentary:

The abovementioned documents relate to the following alerts:

  • NPSA Alert 20: Promoting Safer Use of Injectable Medicines
  • Patient Safety Alert NHS/PSA/D/2016/008: Restricted use of open systems for injectable medication

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