Services Database Pharmacy Urgent Repeat Medicines (PURM) Service

Service ID



The Community Pharmacy Urgent Repeat Medication Service allows the emergency supply of a patient’s medicine at CCG expense for patients referred by NHS 111 into the service 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 supply made is in under the emergency supply provisions. Supplies will only be made when deemed necessary by the pharmacist. The consultation will also include a discussion with the patient / patients’ representative about the importance of ordering prescriptions in a timely manner.

This service only applies to patients referred by NHS 111 and does not apply to patients requesting emergency supplies from the pharmacy directly.

Location of service

West Yorkshire 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: 01/11/2014
End date: 31/03/2015




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.

The pharmacy contractor must have a standard operating procedure in place for this service.


This service is available in certain pharmacies within each CCG area.