Services Database Palliative Care (East and West Suffolk)

Service ID



These services are aimed at the supply of specialist and palliative care drugs, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable and takes place during normal opening hours for the community pharmacy or commissioned extended hours e.g. Sunday/public holiday rota. They are not commissioned in every pharmacy but are commissioned in order to provide sufficient out of hours coverage across the widest geographical area. Aim; To improve access for people to these specialist medicines when they are required by ensuring prompt access and continuity of supply. To support people, carers and clinicians by providing them with up to date information and advice, and referral where appropriate.

Location of service

Suffolk LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

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Pharmacists should access the CPPE training: Palliative Care (open learning) in order to fulfil their professional capability and meet GPhC Professional Standard 5: Develop your professional knowledge and competence. Pharmacists, locums and staff must be adequately trained regarding operation of these schemes.