Serious Shortage Protocol for HRT gels

Posted by: marcia - Posted on:

  • The NHSBSA have released new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for HRT products.
  • The SSPs apply to Oestrogel pump gel, Sandrena 0.5mg and 1mg gel sachets and Lenzetto spray.
  • Pharmacies are now allowed to switch patients to patches if they are unable to obtain a supply of the gels.
  • Pharmacies are also allowed to restrict the quantities to 3 months’ supply without contacting the prescriber.
  • Local pharmacies have been contacted to ensure they are aware of the SSPs.
  • Please note that you do not need to contact your GP, your Pharmacist will be able to look into this for you.