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Comprehensive Pharmacy Dispensing Service for In-patients and Outpatients

Contact details

Dispensary Telephone - 02392 286117

Director of Medicines Optimisation & Pharmacy: Amanda Cooper - amanda.cooper@porthosp.nhs.uk

Associate Director Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy: Luke Groves - Luke.Groves@porthosp.nhs.uk

Opening times

  • 0830 - 1715 Weekdays
  • Except Wednesday late opening 0915 (for staff training)
  • Saturday and Sunday Dispensary open from 9.00am – 4.00pm

How can a patient make an appointment?

Not applicable

Location on site

Main Dispensary C Level, Near North Entrance Queen Alexandra Hospital

QA Level C

Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan

In June 2014, Lord Carter of Coles was appointed to the position of Chair of a new NHS Procurement & Efficiency Board to direct the NHS Procurement & Efficiency Programme and its portfolio of projects. In accepting this role he stated his intent to include a review of hospital pharmacy and medicines optimisation in the work of the board. In February 2016, Lord Carter published his final report identifying unwarranted variation across all of the main resource areas worth an estimated £5billion in terms of efficiency opportunity. Of this, the report stated that the NHS could save at least £800million through transforming hospital pharmacy services and medicines optimisation. It made eight recommendations at acute Trust, regional and national levels.

A key requirement of Lord Carter’s report was that all trusts are required to submit a board-approved hospital pharmacy transformation plan (HPTP) to NHS Improvement by April 2017. The purpose of these plans is to inform Trust boards, NHS Improvement regional and national teams how trusts will meet their Model Hospital benchmarks and the specific requirements contained in the Carter final report.

This is the HPTP for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which was approved by the Trust board in January 2017.

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