Services Database Supervised Administration (Hampshire Area)

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The service will require the pharmacist to supervise the consumption of oral methadone, buprenorphine and other drugs that may be used in the management of drug dependency/ misuse, ensuring that the dose has been administered to the patient, where the prescriber has indicated that supervised consumption is appropriate.

Pharmacists will also provide support to service users collecting their dispensed prescriptions for methadone and other drugs used in the management of drug misuse/ dependency where supervised consumption is not indicated.

Location of service

Hampshire & IOW LPC


Method of commissioning

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Service type

Supervised administration

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Pharmacists will be required to complete the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) open learning module “Substance misuse” (Pharmacists having completed levels 1 and 2 of the RCGP Certificate of Management of Drug Misuse in Primary Care will be excused the above requirement).

Pharmacists  will additionally be encouraged to complete the CPPE Mental Health workshop series.

Pharmacists are also encouraged to complete the CPPE Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults programme.

All practitioners and staff delivering the service should also attend at least one partnership CPD event per year.


This service is available in the Hampshire area only.