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Best practice standards for managing medicines shortages in secondary care in England
These standards provide advice to NHS hospitals in managing medicines
shortages at local level to minimise any risks to patients through
delays to treatment.Aimed at all staff, particularly
chief pharmacists, the standards outline guiding principles including
collaborative working to ensure that medicines in short supply are used
for patients with greatest clinical need. Steps suggested include
prohibiting the sale of medicines to third parties or stockpiling by