Extension of expiry dates for multiple SSPs for HRT product shortages

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Hormone Replacement Therapies that have been in operation since May 2022 and were expected to expire on 28th October 2022.

These SSPs have been extended to Wednesday 30th November 2022

These SSPs have been extended to Friday 13th January 2023

These expiry dates may be brought forward or extended, and the content may be amended throughout this period. Pharmacists should ensure they are using the current version of an SSP before supplying an alternative product.

Serious Shortage Protocol Page