Services Database Emergency Supply Service (Hull Area)

Service ID



The Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service allows the emergency supply of a patient’s medicine at NHS expense in order to reduce the number of patients contacting urgent and emergency care providers. This may include both prescription only and other medicines usually obtained on prescription by the patient from their GP. The emergency supply provisions permit the supply of sufficient quantities of most prescription only medicines for up to 30 days treatment, this service specification allows for up to 7 days treatment only.

The pharmacy contractor should ensure that the service is available throughout the pharmacy’s opening hours (both core and supplementary) which fall in the out-of-hours period (6.00 pm to 8.00 am on weekdays plus weekends and Bank Holidays).

Location of service

Humber LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Hull area only.