Services Database The Supply of Palliative (and Urgent) Care Medication by Community Pharmacies (West Kent)

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The aim of this service will be to:

  • improve and ensure the availability of palliative care medicines from community pharmacies;
  • 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 medication as per the NHS West 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 contractor must be able to demonstrate that all staff involved in the provision of this service has undertaken relevant CPD e.g. the pharmacist has completed the CPPE palliative care programme.


This service is available in the West Kent area only.