Guidance on the Supply by Pharmacists in Retail Pharmacy Businesses of Medicines to Patients in Residential Care Settings/Nursing Homes

These guidelines are designed to ensure that pharmacists provide the same level of professional care to patients in residential care settings or nursing homes as they would to those attending the pharmacy in person.

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The purpose of this guidance is to remind all registered pharmacists, in pharmacies, involved in the sale and supply of medicines (including controlled drugs and prescription-only medicines) to patients who are living in residential care settings/nursing homes, of certain requirements which must be fulfilled in meeting their professional obligations to those patients and to ensure compliance with legal and professional requirements.

In the provision of pharmacy services to these patients, pharmacists must ensure that they provide the same level of professional care and attention as they would to those patients who attend personally at their pharmacies.

For further guidance on this area, please see our care of patients in nursing homes and residential care settings section. [link to existing webpage content]