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Variation of Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 30mg capsules

The Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules (SSP02) is being extended to the 18 December 2019.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has also announced that this SSP has been changed, so pharmacists now supply fluoxetine 10mg capsules instead of tablets - for example 1 x 10mg fluoxetine capsule, plus 1 x 20mg fluoxetine capsule.

The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules (SSP03) will expire after today (Wednesday 22 November) as scheduled.

To access the latest information about SSPs, including supporting guidance, visit the NHS Business Service Authority's website.

Contact Information

Kate Blush

Senior Media and Campaigns Officer

NHS Business Services Authority

nhsbsa.communicationsteam@nhs.net

Notes to editors

About the NHS Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Its purpose is to be a catalyst for better health and its vision is to be the delivery partner of choice for the NHS. For more information about the NHSBSA, please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk