Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Estradiol (Estring®) 7.5micrograms/24hours vaginal delivery system.
Tier 2 – medium impact
Date of issue 21st December 2023
Estring® 7.5micrograms/24hours vaginal delivery system is out of stock until February 2024, with intermittent availability expected until November 2024.
Alternative estradiol and estriol vaginal products remain available.
A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.
DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool.
The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries.
To access the Tool you will need an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.
New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.