Services Database Provision of Palliative Care Medicines in the Community (East Berkshire)

Service ID



The aim of the service is to improve access for people to these specialist medicines when they are required by ensuring prompt access and continuity of supply.

The pharmacy holds the entire list of medicines (specified in Appendix A) required to deliver this service at all times and will dispense these in response to NHS prescriptions presented, making a commitment to ensure that users of this service have prompt access to these medicines. Community teams will be able to access these drugs during the pharmacies’ normal opening hours. (NB. This arrangement does not cover access to medicines outside of contracted hours.).

Location of service

Thames Valley LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Standard NHS contract

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

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East Berkshire only