3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.3.6Military prescriptions

Military primary healthcare medical centres are broadly similar to dispensing doctors practices in the NHS, where the doctor in charge delegates the dispensing function to a suitably trained individual. However, only large medical centres have retained their in-house dispensary. The remaining, smaller medical centres have outsourced the dispensing process to designated community pharmacies under a Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract. Community pharmacies not covered by the contract will not routinely handle military prescriptions.