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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005

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Dispensing of appliances

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4.—(1) In this paragraph, “signed” includes signature with a prescriber’s electronic signature.

(2) Subject to paragraphs 5 to 7, where—

(a)any person presents a non-electronic prescription form which contains—

(i)an order for an appliance, not being a restricted availability appliance, signed by a prescriber, or

(ii)an order for a restricted availability appliance, signed by a prescriber and including the reference “SLS”; or

(b)a supplier of appliances receives from the ETP service an electronic prescription form which contains an order of a kind specified in paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) and—

(i)any person requests the provision of an appliance in accordance with that prescription, or

(ii)the supplier of appliances has previously arranged with the patient that he will dispense that prescription on receipt,

a supplier of appliances shall, with reasonable promptness, provide the appliance so ordered if he supplies it in the normal course of his business.

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