Services Database Provision of Antiviral Medicines through NHS Community Pharmacy (Herefordshire and Worcestershire )
This service is aimed at the prompt supply of specialist medicines, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable according to circulating levels or detection of localised outbreaks of influenza. The Service Specification details the provision of antiviral medicines from initial outbreak in the out of season period but also describes how this fits with wider pandemic flu arrangements as defined by the Department of Health and Social Care.
The community pharmacy contractor will stock a locally agreed range of antiviral medicines and will ensure that users of this service can have prompt access to these at all times as far as is possible.
The pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical advice to clinicians, patient or carers and may also refer patients to support groups or other health and social care professionals where appropriate.
Location of service
Herefordshire & Worcestershire LPC
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
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