Services Database Availability of Specialist Medicines (Palliative Care & Other Specialist Medicines)
This service is intended to ensure the supply of specialist medicines for which the demand may be unpredictable, for example, in palliative care; treatment of thrombosis and prophylaxis; tuberculosis; where intravenous antibiotics have been prescribed in the community and the treatment of bacterial meningitis.
Location of service
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)
Other organisations involved
The pharmacy must ensure that all pharmacists (including locum pharmacists) and staff involved in the provision of the service have the relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service within the pharmacy’s own standard operating procedures.