Care Homes

Published on: 19th July 2013 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.

Template service specification

Care Home template service specification (Microsoft Word)

Care Home template service specification (PDF)

This page contains a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by Community Pharmacy England, the Department of Health and NHS Employers). LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.

Related resources

Community Pharmacy England Services Case Studies Hub

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Working in care homes hub (July 2016)

Pharmacy and Care Homes (Dec 2015) – a report published by the General Pharmaceutical Council which highlights key concerns in relation to the use of medicines in care homes in Great Britain

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