Services Database Supervised Administration (Wirral Area)

Service ID



This service will require the pharmacist to supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point of administration in the pharmacy, ensuring that the dose has been administered to the patient. The pharmacy team will provide support and advice to the patient, including referral to primary care or specialist centres where appropriate.

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Supervised administration

Other organisations involved

Wirral Drug Service


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Pharmacists delivering the service must have (within 6 months) have completed the open learning module, Substance Use and Misuse: Supporting pharmacists for improved patient care, provided by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) in England. Pharmacists who have completed the Part 2 Royal College of General Practitioners Certificate (RCGP) in the Management of Drug Misuse in Primary Care may be eligible, in future, to apply for posts as pharmacists with special interest (PhwSI) in drug misuse.
In conjunction with funding from Wirral DAAT, pharmacists will have access to RCGP Part 1 training.  This training would be delivered by Wirral Drug Service who has RCGP approved trainers.  Relevant training will also be provided for dispensers and pharmacy staff in areas such as Blood-Borne Virus Transmission, basic drugs awareness and referral pathways. Pharmacists will attend at least one educational meeting or training opportunity per year.


This service is available in the Wirral area only.