Community Pharmacy Scheme for On Demand Availability of Drugs for Palliative Care CPS001

  • NHS Surrey Heartlands ICB

F14: Notice for changes or additional information

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-010707

Published 3 April 2024, 10:56am

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS Surrey Heartlands ICB

Block C, 1st Floor,Dukes Court, Duke Street





United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ25 - West Surrey

NHS Organisation Data Service


Internet address(es)

Main address

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Community Pharmacy Scheme for On Demand Availability of Drugs for Palliative Care CPS001

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85141000 - Services provided by medical personnel

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

CPV Code 85149000-5 applies - Pharmacy services, but not including community pharmacy services that are arranged under The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.

This is a Primary Care Locally Commissioned Service entitled Community Pharmacy Scheme for the On Demand Availability of Drugs for Palliative Care (ODADPC).

The service provides immediate and consistent access to palliative care medication across Surrey with the ultimate aim of providing the best level of End-of-Life care in the last weeks of a patient's life. The service supports patients to live and die in their place of choice and to reduce inappropriate admissions in the last weeks of life. Early warning is provided to Community Pharmacies from the Palliative Care Consultant, GP, District Nurse or Palliative Care Nurse about the type and volume of drugs the patient is using to enable appointed Community Pharmacies to be prepared for necessary prescriptions.

The ODADPC LCS is not a service commissioned nationally by NHSE, and the service commissioned by Surrey Heartlands ICB is outside of Community Pharmacy's National contract. Therefore, a gap remains which Surrey Heartlands ICB fills using this LCS and which means the service falls within the scope of the PSR.

Section six. Complementary information

six.6) Original notice reference

Notice number: 2024/S 000-006920

Section seven. Changes

seven.1) Information to be changed or added

seven.2) Other additional information

This is a Provider Selection Regime (PSR) confirmation of contract award notice. This contract has been awarded under the Health Care Services (Provider Selection Regime) Regulations 2023. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 do not apply to this award. This contract has now been formally awarded using direct award process C.

Date of contract award: 01/04.2024

Dates between which the service is intended to be provided: 01/04/2024-31/03/2026

Lifetime value of the contract: £2,100 per pharmacy

Review during standstill period: None

Declared or potential Conflicts of Interest of individuals making the decision: None