Pharmacy: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th April 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether pharmacies will be required to fulfil longer-term prescriptions for people in need of harm reduction medications during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 25 March 2020

Advice, issued by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is that in the main general practitioners should not issue prescriptions for a longer duration, pharmacies should not order larger quantities, and patients and the public should not seek to stockpile medicines as this behaviour could put the supply chain at risk.

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