Services Database NHS Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service 2014 (Across the Shropshire & Staffordshire Areas – 3 LPCs involved) 

Service ID



Please note this service was commissioned across Shropshire and Staffordshire by the Shropshire & Staffordshire Area Team. Therefore, the following LPCs had the same NHS Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service in their areas:

  • North Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent LPC
  • Shropshire LPC
  • South Staffordshire LPC

The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.

The Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service allowed 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 have include both POMs and other medicines usually obtained on prescription by the patient from their GP. The Shropshire and Staffordshire Area Team Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service permitted the supply of sufficient quantities of medicines available on prescription for up to 14 days* treatment. (*Where a supply is made in a special container, the quantity may have be rounded up to the nearest number of full packs. This may have applied to inhalers, creams or ointments or special tablet containers e.g. nicorandil 10mg twice a day, it would have been acceptable to make a supply of 30 tablets.)

The service was available from 6pm until 8am on Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sundays. It was also available on any official bank holidays.

The service was also available to temporary residents during these hours.

Location of service

North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved


Start date: 22/01/2014
End date: 31/03/2014




The pharmacy contractor had a duty to ensure that pharmacists involved in the provision of the service has relevant knowledge and were appropriately trained in the operation of the service.