Services Database Emergency Supply Service (Hull Area)
The Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Service allows the emergency supply of a patient’s medicine at NHS expense in order to reduce the number of patients contacting urgent and emergency care providers. This may include both prescription only and other medicines usually obtained on prescription by the patient from their GP. The emergency supply provisions permit the supply of sufficient quantities of most prescription only medicines for up to 30 days treatment, this service specification allows for up to 7 days treatment only.
The pharmacy contractor should ensure that the service is available throughout the pharmacy’s opening hours (both core and supplementary) which fall in the out-of-hours period (6.00 pm to 8.00 am on weekdays plus weekends and Bank Holidays).
Location of service
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Emergency supply NHS service
Other organisations involved
This service is available in the Hull area only.