Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Estradiol (Progynova® TS) 100micrograms/24hours transdermal patches.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 28th March 2023

Estradiol (Progynova® TS) 100microgram/24hours patches are out of stock until w/c 5th June 2023.
An alternative brand of estradiol patches, FemSeven®, of the same strength remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.
A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for Estradiol (Progynova® TS) 100microgram/24hours patches was issued on 28/03/2023.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information for pharmacy teams, 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.

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