The attached consultation document sets out the background to the proposed amendments. The main amendments will:
- provide for the options that each pharmaceutical contractor must have a home delivery option in place for delivery of prescription items to eligible patients.
- permit the Health and Social Care Board with the agreement of the Department, to be able to vary core and supplementary opening hours for community pharmacies that have statutory terms of services, for a period specified in an announcement.
- Full details, response questionnaire and draft regulations can be found in the consultation document.