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    • 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021
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    C-19 lateral flow device distribution service

    C-19 lateral flow device distribution service

    Changes to the service specification from 4th October 2021 An amended COVID-19 test kit distribution service will begin from 4 October. As part of the changes, people will be asked to register on gov.uk or by calling 119 for a collect code to pick up test kits. Please refer to the updated specification here. Key

    • 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021
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    #AskAboutAsthma 2021

    #AskAboutAsthma 2021

    Staying positive – A pharmacist’s view When I wrote about community pharmacy and asthma for the Ask about Asthma 2020 campaign, I didn’t imagine that covid-19 would still be having such an impact a year later. I had envisaged that community pharmacy would become digitally enabled to provide routine virtual consultations, and innovative services would

    • 14TH SEPTEMBER 2021
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    Safeguarding

    Safeguarding

    Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility If you have safeguarding concerns about a child, young person or an adult then please use the links below to refer to the appropriate team in each borough. Barnet Safeguarding adults in Barnet Safeguarding children in Barnet Enfield Making a safeguarding referral – Adults and children Haringey Safeguarding adults in Haringey

    • 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021
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    PQS Respiratory Domain

    PQS Respiratory Domain

    This domain contains THREE separate criteria. 1. Personalised asthma action plans and promoting spacer device use in children prescribed pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) On the day of the declaration, the pharmacy contractor must have evidence that they have ensured that: all children aged 5 to 15 dispensed inhaled press and breathe pMDI for asthma have

    • 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021
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    PQS 2021-2022

    PQS 2021-2022

    PQS 2021-2022  Making a start Initial details of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021-22 Read more about how your pharmacy can make a start on 2021-22 PQS PQS 2021-2022 summary Training Summary of training requirements for PQS 2021 -2022 VirtualOutcomes have an online training course designed to support the pharmacies in reducing dispensing errors here.

    • 10TH AUGUST 2021
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    Meningitis awareness campaign Aug-Sept 2021

    Meningitis awareness campaign Aug-Sept 2021

    Meningitis awareness campaign launches in London – information for healthcare professionals.  A high-profile meningitis campaign, led by Meningitis Now and supported by NHS London, PHE, pharmaceutical company GSK, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and a Life for a Cure, has rolled out across Greater London on Monday 9 August. The campaign will run from August-September 2021

    • 13TH JULY 2021
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    COVID-19 Costs – Claiming period has begun

    COVID-19 Costs – Claiming period has begun

    COVID-19 Costs The PSNC has accepted an offer from the Government/DHSC to reimburse pharmacy contractors for extra costs incurred due to COVID-19, and recovery of advance payments. The six-week period for community pharmacy contractors to claim for the extra costs they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic began on Monday 5th July 2021. Pharmacies will

    • 8TH JULY 2021
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    Have you completed the DMS DoC?

    Have you completed the DMS DoC?

    Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are reminded that they must complete the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Declaration of Competence (DoC) before providing DMS, which became an Essential service earlier this year. Even if pharmacies are not yet receiving referrals from hospitals, community pharmacy contractors should be ready to provide the service, which includes ensuring staff have

    • 25TH MAY 2021
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    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

    Why do I need a DBS Check as an individual? There are a number of reasons why an individual may need a DBS Check: • Employment • Visa • Character Reference/Background Why can’t I apply for a DBS check as an individual? The DBS state that an individual cannot apply for a Standard or Enhanced

    • 4TH MAY 2021
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    Virtual Outcomes

    Virtual Outcomes

    FREE Online Training for Community Pharmacy teams in our LPCs Virtual Outcomes is an Online Training Site that produces short online courses and podcasts on a range of topics, including health promotion, clinical and business development. Course materials are available to support teams with the pharmacy contract, public health campaigns and training of new services