Services Database Pharmacy Urgent Repeat Medicines (PURM) Service (2 LPCs Involved)

Service ID



Please note this service is commissioned By NHS England south (Wessex) which includes more than one LPC area. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same emergency supply service in their areas:

  • Dorset LPC
  • Isle of Wight LPC - Hampshire area

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

NHS England – South (Wessex) has worked collaboratively with the CCGs across Wessex to develop a pharmacy Enhanced Service for provision of urgent repeat medicines at weekends and on bank holidays. The service is being commissioned to relieve pressure on the urgent and emergency care services and to educate patients so that the need for the service is minimised.

Once the pharmacy is signed up and accredited, they will be sent a phone number that can be used to refer patients back to the GP out of hours service where this is relevant.

Patients who phone NHS 111 will be referred to a pharmacy that provides the service. NHS 111 will advise the patient to phone the pharmacy first and take ID and evidence of repeat medication when they attend the pharmacy. The service can also be provided for patients who phone or visit the pharmacy and ask for assistance because they have run out of their repeat medicines.

Location of service

Dorset LPC


Other: The service is jointly funded by NHS England-South (Wessex) and the CCG where the pharmacy is based.

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved


Start date: 28/10/2016
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