Services Database Specialist Drugs Provision (South Tyneside Area)

Service ID

135529

Description

This service is aimed at the supply of specialist medicines, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable, for example palliative care, tuberculosis and bacterial meningitis treatments.

The pharmacy contractor will stock a locally agreed range of specialist medicines and will make a commitment to ensure that users of this service have prompt access to these medicines at all times the pharmacy is open.

The pharmacy will provide information and advice to the user, carer and clinician. They may also refer to specialist centres, support groups or other health and social care professionals where appropriate.

Location of service

Gateshead & South Tyneside LPC

Commissioner

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

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known. 

Comments

This service is available in the South Tyneside area only.