Services Database Supply of on Demand Palliative Care and Other Specialised Medication (East Leicestershire & Rutland Area)

Service ID



The pharmacy contractor must stock a range of palliative care and other specialist medication indicated in the relevant formulary.

When presented with an NHS prescription for medication, the contractor is required to dispense this for the service user within one hour by an accredited pharmacist (qualified pharmacist including locums). If appropriate the pharmacist could arrange for the medication to be delivered to the patients home. The accredited pharmacist at point of dispensing this medication is expected to undertake an accuracy check, consider interactions and contraindications.

If the contractor is not able to dispense the required medication on the same day, the contractor must make arrangements on behalf of the service user or carer for another provider locally to dispense the required medication (e.g. telephone another local pharmacy on the list of providers that has been provided by the commissioner to check they have the required medications, help to get the prescription sourced).

Location of service

Leicestershire & Rutland 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


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the East Leicestershire & Rutland area only.