The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Amendment of paragraph 6

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4.  For paragraph 6 substitute—

Urgent supply without a prescription

6.  (1)  This paragraph applies where, in a case of urgency, a prescriber requests a pharmacist to provide a drug or appliance.

(2) The pharmacist may provide the drug or appliance requested before receiving a prescription form or repeatable prescription in respect of that drug or appliance, provided that—

(a)in the case of a request for a drug, the drug is neither—

(i)a Scheduled drug, nor

(ii)a controlled drug within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(1), other than a drug which is for the time being specified in Schedule 4 or 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001(2); and

(b)in the case of a request for a drug or an appliance, the prescriber undertakes to—

(i)give the pharmacist a non-electronic prescription form or non-electronic repeatable prescription in respect of the drug or appliance within 72 hours of the request being made, or

(ii)transmit an electronic prescription to the ETP service within 72 hours of the request being made..

(2)

S.I. 2001/3998; Schedule 4 was amended by S.I. 2003/1432, 2005/3372 and 2007/2154, and Schedule 5 was amended by S.I. 2005/2864.