Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the PSNC online services database.
Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.
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Template service specification and associated documents
Supervised Administration Service template service specification (Microsoft Word)
Above is a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by PSNC, the Department of Health and NHS Employers) and associated resources on the service. LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.
The PSNC resource Community Pharmacy – at the Heart of Public Health describes the main public health services that are provided by community pharmacies and the evidence base for these services.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – The value of community pharmacy: full report and summary report.
This report contains a chapter which provides PwC’s assessment of the value associated with community pharmacy’s current role in providing supervised administration services in England.
The Department of Health, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Public Health England have produced a Widening the availability of naloxone (Updated Jun 2016) factsheet explaining the regulations that were introduced on the 1st October 2015 and how they can be implemented.
The Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy (Mar 2014) provide a framework to help pharmacy teams, commissioners and those contracting services to design, implement, deliver and monitor high quality public health practice through pharmacy.