Services Database Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply

Service ID



This Service facilitates the appropriate emergency supply of medication by enabling the pharmacy contractor to charge Swindon CCG for the trade cost of the POM supplied, plus a consultation fee.

This is an open access scheme and will be made available to all patients presenting for emergency supply at those pharmacies commissioned to provide this service by Swindon CCG as long as those patients meet the requirements set out in Emergency Supply legislation i.e. a patient of a prescriber Registered within EEA or Swiss. Patients that present directly to the pharmacy should be offered a standard private emergency supply. If the patient presents directly to the pharmacy, and an emergency supply is lawful and clinically appropriate, but the patient is unable to pay a private charge pharmacy staff can offer an emergency supply as part of this service.

Pharmacy staff may receive telephone calls from Patients, GP OOH staff or NHS 111 staff referring patients who are requesting an emergency supply; this call should be handled by the pharmacist who should either agree to accept the referral or explain to the caller why this is not lawful, or clinically appropriate (e.g. in the case of controlled drugs/patient from out of area).

Location of service

Swindon & Wiltshire 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: 01/10/2015
End date: 31/03/2016




Not known.


This service is available in the Swindon area only.