We asked for volunteers and all those volunteers have now been commissioned by ST CCG to provide this service along with the original 2 Asda stores. This reconfigured service, with an expanded formulary launched tonight.
In addition, the new OOH service (pharmacist on-call) starts tonight - this includes volunteer pharmacists from these new palliative care pharmacies.
We asked for a coordinator and the LPC can announce that Lee Middleton working out of Bousteds in Jarrow has been commissioned to act as coordinator of the OOH service in ST.
The journey to launch these services has been complex, not least because of the need for virtual working, due to the pandemic. As a consequence I’d like to thank all those involved for burning the midnight oil and working with me to get them started tonight!