SSP

Five more new SSPs issued in response to the shortage of antibiotics during the increase in Strep A infections

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued five more Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Phenoxymethylpenicillin products in response to a significant ongoing supply disruption due to the increase in Strep A infections.

SSP043

Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution

SSP044

Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

SSP045

Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution

SSP046

Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

SSP047

Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets

They allow for an alternative antibiotic to be supplied against prescriptions for the above products when written on both NHS and private prescriptions.

All five SSPs will be in operation from Friday 16th December 2022 to Tuesday 31st January 2023

Please note that the SSP may be amended or revoked at any time, so contractors must ensure that the SSP is still valid before each supply.

SSP043 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution

SSP044 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

SSP045 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution

SSP046 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

SSP047 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets