Services Database NHS Emergency Repeat Medicine Service (ERMs) Community Based Service (West Leicestershire Area)

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The NHS Emergency Repeat Medicines service allows the emergency supply of a patient’s medicine at CCG expense for patients referred by NHS 111/OOH into the service and for those patients who self-present to pharmacies OOH 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 supply made is in under the emergency supply provisions. Supplies will only be made when deemed necessary by the pharmacist. The consultation will also include a discussion with the patient / patients’ representative about the importance of ordering prescriptions in a timely manner.

The service is only open to pharmacies that are open outside of core GP contract hours including weekdays after 18.30, weekends, late evenings and bank holidays.

Pharmacists can supply up to 10 days of medicine under this service.

Location of service

Leicestershire & Rutland LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Emergency supply NHS service

Other organisations involved


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End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the West Leicestershire area only.