Amendment of paragraph 10
6. (1) Amend paragraph 10 (further activities to be carried out in connection with the provision of dispensing services) as follows.
(2) Renumber the existing provision as sub-paragraph (1).
(3) In that sub-paragraph—
(a)for paragraph (c) substitute—
“(c)when providing drugs to patients in accordance with a repeatable prescription, provide appropriate advice in particular on the importance of only requesting those items which they actually need;
(ca)when providing appliances to patients in accordance with a prescription form or repeatable prescription—
(i)provide appropriate advice in particular on the importance of only requesting those items which they actually need, and
(ii)for those purposes, have regard to the details contained in the records maintained under paragraph (e) in respect of the provision of appliances and prescribing pattern relating to the patient in question;”;
(b)omit “and” at the end of paragraph (l); and
(c)after paragraph (m) insert—
“(n)when providing appliances, provide a patient with a written note of the pharmacist’s name, address and telephone number; and
(o)when providing specified appliances, comply with the additional requirements set out in paragraph 11A.”.
(4) After sub-paragraph (1) insert—
“(2) Where, on presentation of a prescription form or repeatable prescription in connection with dispensing services under paragraph 4, a pharmacist is unable to provide an appliance, or stoma appliance customisation is required and the pharmacist is unable to provide that, the pharmacist shall—
(a)if the patient consents, refer the prescription form or repeatable prescription to another pharmacist or to a supplier of appliances; and
(b)if the patient does not consent to a referral, provide the patient with contact details of at least two people who are pharmacists or suppliers of appliances who are able to provide the appliance or stoma appliance customisation (as the case may be), if these details are known to the pharmacist.”.