Drug Alerts / Prescribing Guidelines / Safety and Quality

Useful Links

Please click HERE for Chapter 11 NI Formulary (Covering Glaucoma & Dry Eye)

Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship - Department of Health Letter.

NI Medicines Management Newsletters

Hayfever Supplements - Promoting Self-Care for Treatment of Hayfever

Eye Drop Compliance Aid & NI Formulary Reference Resource

HSCB have produced an easy to read reference source to assist in eye care prescribing, summarising eye drop compliance aids and NI formulary choices for dry eye and glaucoma.


Drug Alerts

PHC/37/2021 - 08.12.2021 - Class 2 Medicines Recall - Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd - Mydrilate 0.5% Eye Drops, 5ml - PL 17509 0007

PHC/32/2021 - 18.11.2021 - Class 2 Medicines Recall - SANTEN Oy (trading as Santen UK Limited) IKERVIS 1mg/ml eye drops

PHC/24/21 - 15.09.2021 - Class 2 Medicines Recall - SANTEN Oy (trading as Santen UK Limited) IKERVIS 1 mg/ml eye drops 

HSS(MD) 44/2021 - Supply Disruption Alert - Dexamethasone 0.1% (MAXIDEX) 5ML Eye Drops


Prescribing Guidelines

Deprescribing of Vitamins (excluding Vitamin D) in Adults in Primary Care - June 2021

Dry Eye Management

Optimising Medicines Use in Primary Care

Hayfever Supplement - Management of Hayfever in Primary Care

Eye/Macular Supplements: De-Prescribing Advice: Stop List

Letter to Optoms - Dry Eye Treatments in Community Pharmacy


Safety and Quality

NatPSA/2023/003/MHRA - NIDEK EyeCee One preloaded and EyeCee One Crystal preloaded Intraocular Lenses (IOLs): risk of increased intraocular pressure

EFA-2-17-003 - Guidance for correct use and disposal of batteries used in health and social care equipment

Safe Water in Healthcare Premises

Systems to check the integrity and sterility of packs or instruments prior to use

Incident where a member of the public impersonated a nurse in an emergency department setting


Page last updated: 21st February 2023