Supply of salbutamol inhalers to schools

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In May 2014 the MHRA undertook a UK wide consultation to allow schools to obtain and hold their own stocks of salbutamol inhalers for use in emergencies.

Following overwhelming positive response to the consultation, amending legislation (The Human Medicines (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014) was laid before Parliament in July 2014 and came into effect 1 October 2014. This enabled schools to hold stocks of salbutamol inhalers. They can then be supplied in an emergency by persons trained to administer them to pupils who are known to require such medication in schools.

This resource aims to support pharmacists receiving requests from schools for salbutamol inhalers following the legislative changes coming into effect. 

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