Patients asked to share views on Out of Hours pharmacy service

The Doctors on Call, Out of Hours service. INLM02-114gc
The Doctors on Call, Out of Hours service. INLM02-114gc

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is inviting people who have used the GP Out of Hours Pharmacy Service to share their views.

The GP Out of Hours is for patients with urgent care needs who cannot wait until their own GP surgery opens.

A pharmacist prescriber was introduced for a trial period to help improve the service for the increasing numbers of patients.

Dr Alan Evans, clinical lead for GP Out of Hours, said, “We now have a range of additional clinical staff to support our small number of dedicated GPs including a nurse triage team who initially assess patients, nurse practitioners who treat a range of conditions and from February this year have been piloting a pharmacy service.

“The pharmacist prescribes works on weekends and Bank Holidays when we experience higher demand and we are now keen to gather feedback from those patients who have used this service.”

Patients can complete the short survey on All responses are anonymous and will be used to influence how the service is shaped.