Mythbuster on Emergency Supply
We have developed a mythbuster on emergency supply with the input from community pharmacy employers.
It is important when reading this guide you also refer to the detailed RPS guidance on Emergency Supply.
The following two myths could stop you from making an emergency supply of medicine (s) at the request of a prescriber/patient:
- General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) not approving of the supply
- Your employer not approving of the supply
The Londep has developed this guide to help remove these two myths, therefore encouraging you to focus
on making the right decision regarding an emergency supply of medicine(s) in support of patient care.
Please note for the purposes of this guide we are referring to emergency supply at the request of a prescriber/patient as
outlined in the Human Medicines Regulations (see RPS guidance on Emergency Supply here).
The following are national
services for the supply of medicines urgently and in an emergency which are out of scope for this guide:
- England -
- Scotland - The national PGD for the urgent supply of repeat
medicines and appliances in Scotland can be viewed at the
- Wales - New software development by