There are currently some supply issues with barrier creams so there have been some temporary changes made to facilitate this. Please see below for full details.
Skin Barrier Products – Supply Issue with Second Line Choice: Cavilon Barrier Cream
The first-choice skin barrier product for woundcare and incontinence in primary care is Conotrane. This is not changing.
Woundcare specialists, Adult Bladder & Bowel Team and Community Nurses will still request GPs to prescribe Conotrane where suitable.
The second-choice product in primary care, for when Conotrane is not a suitable treatment, is temporarily changing from Cavilon Barrier Cream to Medi Derma-S Barrier Cream.
This is due to a current supply problem with Cavilon Barrier Cream. This will be kept under review and is not currently a permanent change to formulary choices in primary care.