Supplementary Prescribing by Nurses within NHSScotland: A Guide for Implementation
1 Telephone number 020 7631 3200
2 Paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 to the NHS Act 1990.
3 Patient pack is a manufacturer's pack approved by the Licensing Authority which has a label and leaflet and contains an amount of medicine such that the pack is capable of being given whole to a patient to meet all or part of a treatment course. For some medicines special packs containing smaller quantities will be available for starter/titration/trial purposes.
4 In the BNF, pack size is indicated as in this example "Net price 60 tab pack=2.25". Wherever no pack size is indicated, as in "Net price 20=9p", the quantity is shown for price comparison purposes only.
5 A special container is a pack from which it is not practicable to dispense an exact quantity, or a pack with an integral means of application. This currently includes sterile preparations, effervescent or hygroscopic products, liquid preparations which are intended to be added to bath water, coal tar preparations, viscous preparations and all products packaged in casters, tubes, dropper bottles, aerosols, puffers, roll-on packs, sachets, sprays, shakers, squeeze packs.