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PCDS statement: Managing the temporary shortage of NovoRapid FlexPen devices

Hannah Beba
Publisher’s note: This supply shortage has now been resolved and stocks have stabilised. Future orders are expected to arrive in the UK as planned through to the end of the year and beyond.

Advice on switching to alternative devices or insulins during the temporary shortage.

The NovoRapid® FlexPen® will be out of stock until 21 November 2022. It is advised that healthcare professionals DO NOT initiate any new patients on NovoRapid FlexPen during this time. This shortage is likely to be emotive and may result in people accessing healthcare providers for advice during this time. Where possible, allay fears. If someone is already on NovoRapid FlexPen and is concerned that they do not have enough supply to last the next two weeks, then follow the steps below.

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