Palliative Care service 2020/2021


Service Specification for NHS Community Pharmacy Palliative Care Drugs Stockist Scheme – This agreement is for the period from 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

This scheme will require the pharmacy to maintain the required stock of palliative care drugs in line with the agreed list of palliative care drugs, Appendix 2.

Where requested, the pharmacist will provide advice to the health care professionals regarding the prescribing or dosage of palliative care drugs that should be administered to a patient. The pharmacist will provide information and advice relating to the use of palliative care drugs to patients and carers.

Any queries contact lorna.densham@nhs.net

Documents for the service

Palliative Care Drugs Stockist Scheme Formulary

2020_21_PC_DRUG_STOCKIST_SCHEME_specSLA DENO V2

2020-21 PC Drug Stockist Scheme Commissioned Pharmacies 2021_01_26

Payment details

  • An annual retainer fee of £262.66 will be paid automatically in August
  •  Reimbursement at cost price (based on dm+d + VAT) for drugs included in the agreed Palliative Care Stock List which have become time expired, provided normal stock rotation procedures have been followed within the pharmacy and broken bulk has not been claimed.  Claims for time expired stock are made using PharmOutcomes.
  • Payments will be entered on to the NHS BSA Local Payments Application and will appear on pharmacy contractors’ FP34 monthly statement from the NHS BSA.