Services Database Supervised Administration
This service will require the pharmacist to supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point of dispensing in the pharmacy, ensuring that the dose has been administered to the patient. Pharmacies will offer a user-friendly, non-judgemental, client-centred and confidential service. The pharmacy will provide support and advice to the patient, including referral to primary care or specialist centres where appropriate. The medicines which may have consumption supervised are methadone and buprenorphine (including Suboxone) used for the management of opiate dependence. The service includes the provision of take-home naloxone for the reversal of opioid overdose.
Location of service
Birmingham & Solihull LPC
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Other organisations involved
The accredited pharmacist will attend the initial training and accreditation evening organised by CRI before commencing the service. Staff involved in the delivery of training for the take-home naloxone programme have been signed off by the contractor as competent to do so using protocols agreed by CRI.
This service is available in the Birmingham area only.