Services Database Urgent on Demand Access to Medicines (Coastal West Sussex Area)

Service ID



This service is aimed at the supply of certain medicines, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable, for example vitamin K and Low Molecular Weight Heparin.

The pharmacy contractor will stock a locally agreed range of medicines and will make a commitment to ensure that users of this service have prompt access to these medicines during the pharmacy’s regular contracted core and supplementary opening hours.

The pharmacy contractor will provide information and advice to the user, carer and clinician. They may also refer to specialist centres, support groups or other health and social care professionals where appropriate.

Location of service

West Sussex 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


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CPPE training which may support this service:

  • Anticoagulant therapy - An introduction;
  • Anticoagulation - focal point; and
  • Anticoagulation: managing patients, prescribing and problems.


This service is available in the Coastal West Sussex area only.