Services Database Access to Intravenous Antibiotics

Service ID



This service is aimed at the supply of intravenous antibiotics, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable.

The pharmacy contractor will stock a locally agreed range of specialist medicines and will make a commitment to ensure that users of this service have prompt access to these medicines during opening hours.

The pharmacy team will provide information and advice to the user, carer and clinician. They may also refer to specialist centres, support groups or other health and social care professionals where appropriate.

Location of service

Cumbria LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Transitioned from PCT

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (other)

Other organisations involved


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Pharmacists must complete the CPPE antibiotic open learning pack within three months of starting to offer the service.

Pharmacists are also expected to attend local update meetings.