Drug Alerts / Prescribing Guidelines / Safety and Quality

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

HSS(MD) 31/2019 - Minims Phenylephrine 2.5% and 10% Eye Drops - Supply Distruption Alert

PHC/9/2019 - Chloramphenicol 0.5% W/V Antibiotic Eye Drops

PHC/3/2019 - Amoxicillin 500mg Capsules BP

PHC/7/2017 - Sodium Cromoglicate

PHC/7/2016 - Ikervis 1mg/ml eye drops emulsion (Santen UK Ltd)

MOS 300 - Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment, 5g and 3.5g Pack Size

MHRA Drug Safety Update - July 15 - Newly-formulated Latanoprost

MOS 296 - Exocin Eye Drops

MOS 292 - Zoviax Eye Ointment

MOS 292 - Zoviax Eye Ointment (memo with further information)

MOS 289 - Cosopt 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

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