Dealing with medicine shortages in community pharmacy
You have a prescription, but no stock in the pharmacy. You try to order and the ordering system says 'Out of stock' or 'Manufacturer cannot supply'.
We understand that dealing with medicine shortages can be difficult, time-consuming and frustrating for everyone involved. So, here’s a guide to help you and your team deal with medicine shortages.
Want to know about dealing with shortages in secondary care? see our best practice standards for managing medicines shortages in secondary care in England and Scotland.
First Published: 10 March 2020
Updated: 10 January 2023