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a hospital pharmacy imageMay 29 2018

Community Pharmacy Scotland is working to develop a framework which would see community pharmacies supplying medicines to patients that have traditionally been supplied from hospitals.

The framework will cover purchasing/procurement, supply and pharmaceutical care services from community pharmacy for patients receiving medicines supervised by secondary care as tiered services. 

“This work doesn’t affect the provision of medicines out with the pilot already being prescribed via hospital prescription (HBP) and does not relate to medicines prescribed on general practitioner prescriptions (GP10),” said CPS.

CPS and an NHS Scotland Short-life Working Group have agreed that a time-limited pilot should take place looking at how such a locally enhanced community pharmacy service can operate. 

A list of medicines for inclusion in the pilot will be drawn up to “develop a joint approach to the delivery of these medicines and associated pharmaceutical care,” said CPS. “For each of these medicines the intention will be to develop suitable pharmaceutical care frameworks that define and inform which tier of pharmaceutical care service is provided.”

In a statement issued giving an update on the negotiations, CPS said that in agreement with the SLWG, “any pathways for medicines that form part of the pilot can continue irrespective of the outcome of the pilot until those patients initiated on treatment within the pilot no longer require their medication.

“This will ensure that those patients who receive medicines through this route can continue to access them and that contractors who have engaged with training etc can continue to provide this service and benefit from its associated remuneration.”

Links:
CPS announcement      
CPS and NHS Short-life working group statement           

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