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).