Services Database Supervised Consumption Service (Newham Area)

Service ID



To supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point of dispensing in the pharmacy, ensuring that the customer has consumed the prescribed dose currently.

To ensure customers are compliant with their agreed treatment plan by:

  • Dispensing their medicines in specified instalments as instructed on the prescription.
  • Supervising the consumption of the prescribed medicines at the point of dispensing to ensure that the prescribed dose has been correctly consumed by the customer.

To reduce the risk to local communities of:

  • Diversion of prescribed medicines onto the illicit drugs market
  • Accidental exposure to prescribed medicines
  • To provide customers with regular contact with healthcare professionals and to help them access further advice or assistance.


Location of service

North East London LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Supervised administration

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Newham area only.