Services Database Emergency Supply of Prescription-Only Medication (Bristol Area)

Service ID

10668

Description

The aims of this service are to:

  • improve access for patients to POMs when an emergency supply is required and their GP
    practice is closed, ensuring prompt access and continuity of supply; and
  • reduce pressure on GP OOH services by delegating emergency medication supplies to
    pharmacists where possible, thus reducing waiting times for other visits that specifically
    require a GP.

The service is an open access scheme for POMs only available to all patients registered with a GP practice that is a member of Bristol CCG and referred to the pharmacy by GP OOH staff or NHS 111 staff. If the patient presents directly to the pharmacy, then they are offered a private emergency supply but may be included within this service if unable to pay the charge. Any patient not exempt from prescription charges will be charged the current prescription fee per item.

Location of service

Avon LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved

GP OOH, NHS 111

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

The Provider shall ensure that the Staff engaged in the provision of the Services are properly managed to perform their required duties in accordance with the specification and other provisions of this agreement.

Comments

This service is available in the Bristol area only