Services Database Stock-holding and Provision of Specialist Drugs in Palliative Care (Blackburn with Darwen & East Lancashire Areas)

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The aim of the service is to increase the availability of palliative care drugs to patients in East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen; improve access and continuity of supply for patients, carers and healthcare professionals; and to support people, carers and clinicians by providing them with up to date information, advice and referral where appropriate.
The pharmacy contractor will hold a specified stock drug list required to deliver the service. Clinicians, patients and carers will be supplied with the specialist medicines on the presentation of an NHS prescription.

Location of service

Lancashire 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 has a duty to ensure that pharmacists including locums and staff involved in the provision of the service have relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service and operate within local protocols. NB. CPPE training which supports this service: Palliative Care Open Learning Pack Ref. 42008/42007 at


This service is available in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire areas only.