The Equality Act 2010

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The Equality Act 2010

From 2005, the funding of the NHS Pharmaceutical Services has included an element to recognise the additional cost of complying with disability legislation.

At the same time, the Department of Health commissioned the development of a resource kit that is now published by  Primary Care Commissioning

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published guidance on the better use of multi-compartment compliance aids and this should be considered by pharmacists.

PSNC is sometimes asked about the impact of the Equality Act on the period of treatment, and whether adjustments must be made in the period of treatment specified on a prescription, where the patient may require a multi-compartment compliance aid.  The following is a guide seeks to answer those queries: The Equality Act 2010 & 28 Day Prescribing

Further guidance

PSNC Briefing 01/16 Equality Act 2010 (January 2016)
This PSNC Briefing updates “PSNC Briefing 084/13: Equality Act 2010″on the Equality Act 2010 (incorporating its predecessor legislation the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

DDA Resource Toolkit

RPS guidance

The Equality Act & 28 Day Prescribing

 



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