Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Hub and spoke dispensing: safety and sociotechnical pliability

Hibberd, Ralph (2016) Hub and spoke dispensing: safety and sociotechnical pliability. Delivering Digital Drugs (07 Jul 2016). Website.

Download (57kB) | Preview


Over the course of the last year, the Department of Health has looked at the use of hub and spoke dispensing systems for community pharmacy in England, a technology which some view as an inevitable extension of electronic prescription transmission in primary care. In a hub and spoke system, medicines required for a primary care prescription are put together at a remotely located warehouse and then transported to a spoke site, such as a community pharmacy, where they can be collected by the patient. The economies of scale that such a model offers support the use of robotic dispensing.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Management
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics