Medicine Supply Notification: Bowel evacuation preparations

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Bowel evacuation preparations.


Tier 3 – high impact

Date of issue 17th August 2022

  • Moviprep® oral powder sachets are out of stock until w/c 22nd August 2022.
  • Moviprep® orange oral powder sachets are out of stock until w/c 3rd October 2022.
  • Supplies of Plenvu® oral powder sachets remain available but may be limited at present, with deliveries due weekly until September.
  • Limited supplies of Klean-Prep® oral powder 69g sachets remain available
  • Other bowel evacuation preparations remain available and will be able to support a partial increase in demand.

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.

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