Special preparations and imported unlicensed medicines
Update 2nd February 2022
We have reviewed the current Specials process in light of COVID-19 and the increased workload and potential staff shortages both within Community Pharmacies and NHS Forth Valley Pharmacy Services.
An amended process has been put in place to help ensure that Community Pharmacists are able to obtain Specials for their patients where clinically required with the minimum of bureaucracy. We will keep the interim process under review as the situation with COVID-19 develops and issue updates when necessary.
See the link below for the current process.
Any amendments will be issued to the NHS Shared Mailboxes for each Community Pharmacy. Please check your shared mailbox for the latest information whenever you receive a prescription for an unlicensed Special.
Please note the telephone contact number for Specials authorisations is no longer operational – all enquiries should be directed to the Specials email address.