Services Database Home Care Support to Specific Identified Patients (Provision of MAR Charts Replacing HC420 Forms) – 12 Month Pilot

Service ID



East & North Herts CCG and Herts Valleys CCG are undertaking pilot projects to explore the provision of  a  new service  Community Pharmacy Contractors. The service is designed to improve patient safety by supporting the production and checking of a MAR ((Medicines Administration Record) chart for specific patients receiving support at home in their medicines administration. The pharmacist will be responsible for the production & maintenance of MAR for a specific cohort of patients identified by the local authority whilst ensuring a high level of patient care and provision of information for audit and evaluation.

The pilot is limited to an initial cap of 25 patients per community pharmacy. This may be increased during the course of the pilot depending upon activity.

This pilot was completed 1st August 2015.

Location of service

Hertfordshire LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Medicines assessment & compliance support

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/08/2014
End date: 01/08/2015




At least one person employed by the Pharmacy Contractor who is involved in the pilot to be a “dementia friend” or be working towards achievement.

Have undertaken CPPE medicines reconciliation package or read NPC/NICE recommendations on medicines reconciliation.