The National Healthy Start Pharmacy Distribution pilot ended in September 2015. Following discussions between Scottish Government and NHS Healthy Start Leads, the ongoing distribution of Healthy Start Vitamins will operate as a Locally Negotiated Service across all Health Boards.
The Healthy Start Lead in Forth Valley has decided to use a distribution model which involves a combination of community pharmacies along with direct board distribution through midwives, health visitors and NHS clinics. Funding allocation allows for a small number of pharmacies to be involved.
Pharmacies involved will supply Healthy Start beneficiaries with the appropriate vitamins and be reimbursed following submission of a signed CPUS.