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Palliative Care Medication Service

The Palliative Care Medication Service has recently been launched in South Staffordshire. This service has been running in North Staffordshire for some time and provides vital, timely access to palliative care medication through community pharmacies.

The aim of the service is to allow rapid access to medicines commonly prescribed in palliative (or ‘End of Life’) care, to enable a greater percentage of patients to die in their own home, if they wish to.

The service works by establishing a network of pharmacies that will routinely hold stock of the main Pallitative Care medicine, so carers and other health care professionals should not experience delays in obtaining these medicines for the patients they care for.

There are a number of pharmacies across South Staffordshire who will now stock these palliative care medications at all times:

  • Diamorphine 5mg ampoules
  • Hyoscine butylbromide 20mg/mL ampoules
  • Haloperidol 5mg/mL ampoules
  • Midazolam 10mg/2mL ampoules
  • Cyclizine 50mg/1mL ampoules
  • Oxycodone 10mg/1mL ampoules
  • Water for injection 5mL ampoules

A list of the local pharmacies commissioned to provide the service is listed below. Please call the pharamcy first to confirm stocks are available.

Please note the supply of palliative care medicines is not limited to these pharmacies.

Lichfield & Burntwood

Boots The Chemist c/o Waitrose Store, Stonnyland Drive, off Sainte Foy Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 6RX
01543 253994
Co-Op Pharmacy (Mid-Counties), Greenhill Health Centre, Church Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JL
01543 252221
Fradley Pharmacy, Unit 6 The Stirling Centre, Tye Lane, Fradley, WS13 8ST
01543 444428
Boots The Chemist, Ventura Park, Tamworth, B78 3HB
01827 312631
Eason Pharmacy, 215a Watling Street, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5BB
01827 280837
Seisdon Peninsula
Lloyds Pharmacy, 9-11 Church Road, Codsall, WV8 1EA
01902 847120
Lloyds Pharmacy, 2-3 Anders Square, Perton, WV6 7QH
01902 742100
Boots (Local) Pharmacy, 5&6 Giggetty Lane, Wombourne, WV5 0AW
01902 324062