Services Database NHS Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service (Isle of Wight Only)

Service ID



The purpose of the Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service is to ensure that patients can access an urgent supply of their regular prescription medicines where they are unable to obtain a prescription before they need to take their next dose. The service may be needed because the patient has run out of a medicine, or because they have lost or damaged their medicines, or because they have left home without them. The aim of this service is to relieve pressure on urgent and emergency care services and general practitioner appointments at times of high demand.

The emergency supply provisions permit the supply of sufficient quantities of most prescription only medicines for up to 30 days treatment.

Location of service

Hampshire & IOW 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: 01/04/2015
End date: 30/09/2015




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


This service is available on the Isle of Wight only.