Services Database Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply (Plymouth and North, East and Western Devon Areas)

Service ID



The purpose of this service is to ensure that local patients and visitors to the area can access an urgent supply of their regular prescription medicines when they are unable to obtain a prescription or it is unreasonable to obtain a non-NHS supply. The service may be needed because the patient has run out of a medicine, lost or damaged their medicines or because they have left home without them.

This service will allow the supply of a medicine at NHS expense where the pharmacist deems that the patient has immediate need for the medicine during the times of highest demand on urgent and emergency care services.

Location of service

Devon LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Plymouth and North, East and Western Devon areas.