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Palliative Care Services

This service is provided by a network of 71 pharmacies across the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde area. These pharmacies maintain

  • a stock of specific core medicines
  • provision of advice and useful contact numbers for specialist palliative care advice
  • a support network to other pharmacies within their localities. 

Some participating pharmacies are available to dispense out-of-hours urgent prescriptions. This can be arranged through NHS 24. A courier service protocol is available to ensure timely supplies of medicines and to palliative care patients in emergencies. The aim is for the first pharmacy contacted (regardless of being a part of the Palliative Care network or not) to ascertain the urgency of the prescription and resolve any supply issues, in order to avoid patients, carers, or nurses needing to phone or visit multiple pharmacies. All community pharmacies are provided with a list of the network pharmacies for this purpose and the specific core medicines list. The purple Community Pharmacy Resource Folder is available in all pharmacies across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and contains contact numbers, palliative care guidelines, important information on specialist medicines used in palliative care and patient information. For more details on the Palliative Care Service, click here  or contact: Palliative Care Specialist Pharmacists on the below telephone numbers: 07876 478140 or 07880 786659 or 07775 012560