Services Database Pentasa Support Programme (3 LPCs Involved)

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Please note this service is commissioned across Doncaster, Nottinghamshire and Rotherham. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same stop smoking service in their areas:

  • Doncaster LPC
  • Nottinghamshire LPC
  • Rotherham LPC

The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.

The Pentasa Support Programme (PSP) is a service provided by Ferring to help patients get the most out of taking their mesalazine and in managing their ulcerative colitis.

Any patient who receives a prescription for Pentasa (Pentasa PI July 2014) is eligible to be registered with the PSP.  Any member of staff who the Responsible Pharmacist decides is competent can deliver this service. If a patient presents with a prescription for Pentasa a member of staff should explain that PSP is a free service that offers support to:

  • enable them to get the most from their treatment; and
  • help them with lifestyle changes that will make managing their disease easier.

To access the support the patient will need to consent to information (name, address, etc) being shared to allow for administration of the scheme.  Verbal consent can be obtained over the telephone for patients who get their prescription delivered.

Location of service

Doncaster LPC


Other: Ferring

Method of commissioning


Source of funding

Pharmaceutical industry

Service type

Patient support programmes

Other organisations involved



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