How to Order Named Patient Medication

Named Patient Supplies are suitable to use whenever stock drugs are not appropriate. This includes when ordering:

  • Unlicensed medication
  • Controlled drugs
  • TTO and Discharge medication
  • Blister packed medication

Important information for faxing orders

  • Please order well in advance of your cut-off time
  • All faxed orders must be placed using the Ashtons Pharmacy Order Form
  • Please ensure handwriting is clear and easy to read, using a black pen only
  • Always include Ward Name
  • Use separate order forms for named patient, controlled drug and stock orders
  • For governance purposes & patient confidentiality these order types should never be mixed on the same form
  • Order forms should only be used once. Please do not reuse for any future orders
  • Always include the date on the order form – for named patient and controlled drug orders this is a legal requirement
  • Please double check medication names before writing your order
  • Please ensure that there is sufficient space on the form to order all medications for each patient
  • Do not cross over forms as pharmacy order forms are processed individually

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