For a number of years Rob Lowe and Kevan Wind have run a course on how to develop a procedure for the procurement of unlicensed medicines in a hospital trust. The course consists of:-
- The legal background to the subject (Medicines Act, GN 14 etc.).
- The professional responsibilities incumbent on pharmacy staff.
- The practical issues in procuring and issuing unlicensed medicines.
- A practical example of a procedure (on the course participants are asked to develop their own outline procedure).