Services Database Out of Hours Pharmacy Supply of Palliative Care Drugs (Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Area)

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This service will enable local Pharmacies to stock and supply palliative care medicines to patients during GP Out of Hours. The demand for these drugs may be urgent and/or unpredictable and this service will ensure that users have prompt access to these medicines at all times as agreed with NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG.

The call out service will operate only out of the normal opening hours of the participating pharmacies.

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

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Pharmacists providing this service must have completed the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning pack on Palliative Care (2006) and provided evidence of completion.


This service is available in the Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale area.