Pharmacy Urgent Repeat Medicines (PURM) Service

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Pharmacy enhanced service for provision of urgent repeat medicines at weekends and on bank holidays. The service is being commissioned to relieve pressure on the urgent and emergency care services and to educate patients so that the need for the service is minimised.

Read the service specification here, questions and answers here,  read the list of medicines that are excluded from the service here.

It is hoped that once you have read the service specification, you will be interested in signing up to provide the service.

Sign up will be via the PharmOutcomes platform here: https://www.pharmoutcomes.org.uk/pharmoutcomes/

If you need help with using PharmOutcomes, please contact their Helpdesk: https://www.pharmoutcomes.org.uk/pharmoutcomes/help/home

Each pharmacy that wishes to provide the service will need to sign up on the platform and make a declaration that they are compliant with essential services and will deliver the service in accordance with the service specification.

Once the pharmacy has signed up, NHS England South West will check and accredit the pharmacy providing there are no concerns about compliance with essential services.

When the pharmacy has been accredited, the service will be made available for the pharmacy on PharmOutcomes. Each pharmacist providing the service will need to register and make a declaration that they are familiar with the service specification and the emergency supply regulations which are the basis for supply of medicines under this service. For pharmacies who have locums working at weekends, it is vital that you ensure that locums are informed about the service and are able to provide it.

The service will not go live until 28 October 2016, however once the pharmacy is accredited, you will be able to have a look at the layout on PharmOutcomes to make sure you are familiar before providing the service.

Once the pharmacy is signed up and accredited, they will be sent a phone number that can be used to refer patients back to the GP out of hours service where this is relevant.

If you have any questions, please contact NHS England South West and they will be happy to help. Please email  england.pharmacysouthwest@nhs.net or england.bgsw-pharmacy@nhs.net