Services Database Supply of Palliative Care and Urgent Care Medicines Services by Community Pharmacists – Normal Working Hours (Eastern & Coastal Kent Area)

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The aims of the service are to:

  • improve and ensure the availability of palliative care and urgent care medicines from community pharmacies during normal opening hours;
  • provide community pharmacists and healthcare professionals with contact details of pharmacies in their locality who have committed to stock the full range of palliative care and urgent care medication as per the NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent Palliative Care and Urgent Care Formulary; and
  • support and provide up to date information and advice on prescription writing and dispensing in order to reduce the number of difficulties experienced by carers and relatives in obtaining supplies.

Location of service

Kent LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (palliative care)

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The provider will ensure that all staff involved in providing any aspect of care under this scheme has the necessary training and skills to do so.


This service is available in the Eastern & Coastal Kent area only.