Herbalists cGMP Prescription Service

Probably the first Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Prescription Service for herbalists in Europe commenced on September 14th 2009.  Following the implementation of the THMD, this service was suspended in April 2011, pending the State Regulation of Herbalists (expected sometime in or around 2012). Once Herbalists are recognised as medical practitioners under the law, we shall apply to the DoH (MHRA) for a “specials” license. This will enable us once again to make up prescriptions for your patients, at your request.

If you are now a regulated practitioner (doctor, physiotherapist etc) with a patient with a need for Specials, please contact us.  Amongst other benefits provided by our cGMP Prescription Service (such as complete traceability of all components and other on-going legal compliance with due diligence), it avoids the need for the practitioner to keep extensive stocks of medicines.

The standard operational procedure that we developed and piloted from 2009 to 2011 roughly parallels that followed by high street chemists dispensing against GPs prescriptions in the UK. Dispensed prescriptions may, however, be sent out either direct to the patient, or to the practitioner concerned.

How the cGMP prescription service works

For due diligence in the protection of the patient and of the practitioner,

1. For medicines to be sent out direct to patients, the practitioner needs to be a registered member of an acceptable register of regulated practitioners.

2. On applying to use the service for the first time, the practitioner is required to supply a specimen signature and / or a secure email address.

3. Orders will only be accepted in (a) written format, including by fax, together with a signature or (b) by email only from the agreed email address.

For more information please contact our sales office, fax 01572 770808 or ring 01572 757440

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