Services Database Community Pharmacy: Emergency Palliative Care Drugs

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This service is aimed at the supply of emergency palliative care medicines, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable.

The pharmacy contractor will stock a locally agreed range of emergency palliative care medicines and will make a commitment to ensure that users of this service have prompt access to these medicines during the pharmacy’s regular core and supplementary hours.

The pharmacy will provide information and advice to the user, carer and clinician. They may also refer to specialist centres, support groups or other health and social care professionals where appropriate.

Location of service

West Sussex LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

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The pharmacy contractor has a duty to ensure that pharmacists (including locums) and staff involved in the provision of the service are aware of and operate within the Service specification for the Community Pharmacy Locally Commissioned Service for Emergency Palliative Care and have relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service. All pharmacists (including locums) working within a pharmacy who are signed up to this Locally Commissioned Service are recommended to undertake the CPPE Distance Learning pack on Palliative Care.