Principles for dispensing doctors and community pharmacists

We signpost you to guides and principles to follow when dispensing medications.

Location: UK
Audience: Practice managers GPs
Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
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Best practice in efficient supply of medicines

This joint statement on managing the supply chain of medicines is relevant to prescribers, dispensing doctors, pharmacists, manufacturers and wholesalers.

GOV.UK - best practice statement

Guidance on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012 to ensure the continuity of supply of medicines (including in a no-deal EU exit).

Implementation of repeat dispensing

This joint guidance covers:

  • what repeat dispensing is
  • how suitable patients might be identified
  • the potential benefits
  • top ten tips for successful implementation.

PSNC - implementation of repeat dispensing

PSNC has also published some other guidance, including template letters for repeat dispensing.

PSNC - working with GPs

 

Community pharmacy advanced services

PSNC published a briefing to provide information for GP practices about advanced services provided by community pharmacies in England. This includes the medicine use reviews and the new medicines service.

PSNC - advanced services

 

ABPI code of practice

Pharmaceutical companies have to declare total amounts paid to health professionals for services such as speaker fees and participation in advisory boards.

ABPI - code of practice