Serious Shortage Protocols

A No Deal Brexit would cause – the medical evidence demonstrated – drug shortages with manifest risk to the lives of tens or hundreds of thousands.

Anticipating this, Government made provision for so-called “Serious Shortage Protocols” which enabled pharmacists to hand over substitute medicines if those prescribed by the patient’s doctor were not available.

We believed that provision was unlawful – but the Courts sided with the Government.

Previous Updates

GLP back in the Court of Appeal over SSPs challenge: materials

The Good Law Project is back in the Court of Appeal on Friday (10 May). We were granted an expedited hearing of our application for permission to judicially review the Government’s serious shortage protocols power…

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PRESS RELEASE: Good Law Project threatens Judicial Review of Serious Shortage Protocols

The Good Law Project has today threatened [1] to issue judicial review proceedings on Tuesday 26 February unless Government cancels powers to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions for people with serious medical conditions in the…

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