Palliative care

This service is aimed at the supply of specialist and palliative care drugs, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable and takes place during normal opening hours for the community pharmacy or commissioned extended hours e.g. Sunday/public holiday rota. It is currently only available to selected pharmacies, to ensure good geographical coverage of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You can find a list of participating pharmacies and the items that they hold on the ICS website.

Service Specification & Contract Details
Training Requirements

All pharmacists involved in delivering this service must be appropriately trained in the operation of the service as identified in the CPPE Introduction to Palliative Care course 

All pharmacists must also show they have completed some Continuing Professional Development (CPD) relevant to this service.

Service Contacts

Any queries please contact


Claims are made via PharmOutcomes

Useful Links and Documents

6. Palliative Care Pharmacy Stockists Easter Opening Hours 24

This poster is intended for staff use in all pharmacies to help you signpost patients – ICS Community Pharmacy Palliative Care Drugs Emergency Stock (

ICS website – Palliative Care | CPICS Website
The bank holiday opening hours for the palliative care pharmacies are usually added to the above CCG webpage