Rarely Used and Urgent Medicines List

This position statement and user guide have been approved by RMOC (London).

The position statement includes a list of Rarely Used and Urgent Medicines. The list indicates which medicines should be stocked locally, and which could be obtained via other methods when the need arises.

There is a “How To” guide to support pharmacy staff to access Rx-info’s Define system in order to identify which local Trusts have recently issued medicines included in this list.

Notice regarding previous Position Statement on Antidotes and Rarely Used Medicines (May 2018):


Advice relating to Antidotes in the May 2018 Position Statement still stands. Recommendations relating to Rarely Used Medicines have been superseded by this June 2019 Position Statement.

NewsRMOC medicines optimisation recommendations and resourcesRMOC new medicines recommendation