Services Database Palliative Care Community Pharmacy Services in Normal Hours (Vale of York Area)

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This service aims to ensure that palliative care medicines are available during the participating pharmacy's normal working hours.

Community pharmacists, owners or managers agree that their pharmacy will be included in a list of names maintained by CCG and provided to all pharmacies, GPs, nurses and palliative care providers.

The pharmacy contractors included in this scheme will be contracted to hold a minimum stock of an agreed range of palliative care medicines as outlined in Appendix A, Part A – ‘Basic Level Provision’ of the SLA. This is the stock available from ALL participating pharmacies.
In addition to the basic level provision there will be ONE pharmacy that will also hold the ‘extended level provision’ stock – as listed in Appendix A, Part B in the SLA. This pharmacy will be identified by the CCG and the details of this pharmacy will be communicated with all relevant parties.

Location of service

North Yorkshire 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)

Other organisations involved


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The pharmacy contractor can demonstrate that pharmacists and staff involved in the provision of the service have undertaken CPD relevant to this service and are aware of and operate within local protocols. There is a CPPE distance learning course on Palliative Care that can be undertaken to assist in fulfilling this quality indicator.


This service is available in the Vale of York area only.