2 Supplying medicines

2 Supplying medicines

2.1 Think about the resources that are available to make treatment changes during the COVID‑19 pandemic and how these changes will be delivered. Be aware that the supply of medicines through normal routes, for example homecare medicines delivery services, may become disrupted during the pandemic and have plans in place to manage this.

2.2 Prescribe usual quantities of medicines to meet the patient's clinical needs. Prescribing larger quantities of medicines puts the supply chain at risk.