NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Critical Shortage of IVIG

There is currently a significant shortage of all intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG).  The National Plasma Product Expert Advisory Group (NPPEAG) has issued guidance to all NHS Boards regarding how to manage this situation.  Two letters were issued on 25th April from NPPEAG.  The first letter provides advice regarding how to manage this situation and the second is a letter for doctors to issue to patients who may be affected by the shortage.

All correspondence issued by NPPEAG regarding this issue is available on the immunoglobulin page of StaffNet which can be accessed here.

 

Published 03/05/18