Out of Hours - On Call Service - South Tynesdie
South Tyneside place based NHS area runs a rota service to provide emergency Out of hours Pharmacy medicines, in particular for urgent medication (e.g. end of life, emergency medicines in place of hospital admissions). This service has been running successfully for a few years and has been commissioned through the LPC Provider company PSNE Ltd in conjunction with the Local NHS place based teams.
The service is now looking for more pharmacies to be involved to ensure there is consistent capacity to cover the borough at all times. A service spec can be downloaded here which includes details and fees for the service. Please note the co-ordinator role within the spec is already in place, you will only be expressing an interest to provide the on-call provision.
You would also be expected to sign up to the South Tyneside Specialist Medicines Service. Service Spec can be downloaded here. This will involve you holding the South Tyneside formulary of Palliative Care medicines.
Please not this is different to the requirements of the PQS to hold certain Palliative Care drugs. The local service has more comprehensive list of items. The latest list of medicines to be held (updated April 2023) has been updated from the service spec and can be downloaded here
If you are interested in joining the service please contact Rota Co-ordinator Lee Middleton - email@example.com