Emergency Supply Service

Press release template for local newsletters – Run out of medicine at the weekend press release


The enhanced service will apply during GP out of hour’s periods i.e. Monday to Thursday 6.30 pm until 8am, weekends Friday to Monday from 6.30 pm to 8am and Bank Holidays. Pharmacists may supply up to five (5) day’s supply of medicines to patients who meet the requirements of the emergency supply rules. Please note the service previously allowed ten days supply.

Details of those pharmacies wishing to take part will be shared with NHS111 and out of hours medical providers and patients will be actively signposted to those pharmacies taking part in the out of hour’s period. With the May bank holidays forthcoming it is essential to ensure maximum availability of the service.

NHS England
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Area Team
Birch House
Southwell Road West
NG21 0HJ

All documents for the service are below – please ensure you send signed specification and contractor sign up form to the Area Team.

Apr2021 to Sep2021 FINAL Emergency-supply SLA V2 (1)

DNEmergency supply Claim Form

Bank holiday Pharmacy Opening Hours notification form

DN Emergency-supply record formA4

DN Emergency-supply sign up page

DN Emergency-supply notification form

List of pharmacies that are signed up to the Emergency Supply Service – ESS Sign up Notts