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    • 22ND JANUARY 2021
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    GP CPCS

    GP CPCS

    GP CPCS From 1st November 2020, the CPCS was extended across England to include referrals from general practices as well as from NHS 111. GPs can refer patients to community pharmacies to receive a CPCS consultation for minor illness (unlike NHS 111, GPs cannot refer patients for an urgent supply of a medicine or appliance).

    • 19TH JANUARY 2021
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    Discharge Medicines Service

    Discharge Medicines Service

    Discharge Medicines Service  From 15th February 2021, the Discharge Medicines Service will become a new Essential service within the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). This service builds upon the work undertaken by the LPC, Academic Health Service Networks (AHSN) and pharmacy contractors. Pharmacies in NWL will recognise it as Transfer of Care across medicines (TCAM).

    • 12TH JANUARY 2021
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    Temporary change in operating hours

    Temporary change in operating hours

    Unplanned temporary suspension of services If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of not being able to open your pharmacy, please complete and send this form  as soon as you are aware that your pharmacy will not be able to open to england.lon-pharmacy@nhs.net. You should also advise any commissioners of services you provide, particularly

    • 5TH JANUARY 2021
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    Healthy Living Pharmacy

    Healthy Living Pharmacy

    What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy? The aim of a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) is to achieve consistent provision of a broad range of health promotion interventions to meet local needs. The focus is on improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and to reduce health inequalities. This is achieved by incorporating an

    • 1ST DECEMBER 2020
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    Covid-19 vaccinations in community pharmacies

    Covid-19 vaccinations in community pharmacies

    Covid-19 vaccinations in community pharmacies Please see the information below which is a bundle of NHS England documents on Covid-19 vaccination in community pharmacy. This information is available at the links below: A letter to pharmacy contractors Information on the C-19 Enhanced service Information on the community pharmacy C-19 vaccination site designation process Site designation

    • 25TH NOVEMBER 2020
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    Pre-Acceptance Waste Audit

    Pre-Acceptance Waste Audit

    Pre-Acceptance Waste Audit From 1st October 2010 some producers of healthcare related waste have been required to assess the composition of the waste they produce and inform their waste contractor, in order to assist in its safe collection and disposal. The Environment Agency has prioritised the applicability of this requirement, based on risk, and so pharmacy

    • 17TH NOVEMBER 2020
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    London Medicines Information Service for Pharmacists

    London Medicines Information Service for Pharmacists

    London Medicines Information Service  Contact them for: Clinical expertise and access to specialist resources for patient-specific advice and support on medicines use They are: A confidential service for healthcare professionals caring for NHS patients Available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (not including bank holidays) Access via email and telephone Let them know if you

    • 3RD NOVEMBER 2020
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    Hepatitis C Training

    Hepatitis C Training

    Hepatitis C is a curable disease which affects around 143,000 people in the UK with up to two-thirds of these people being undiagnosed.  Many people will not recognise that they have Hepatitis C but it can result in cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure over several years.  The vast majority of people infected would have

    • 3RD NOVEMBER 2020
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    PPE Portal

    PPE Portal

    How to order PPE Please click here  for information on ordering PPE.   PPE Portal Update DHSC and NHSE&I have been working on developing a process to reimburse primary care contractors, including community pharmacies, for additional PPE they purchased to meet COVID-19 infection control requirements since 27 February 2020. Details, including processes and cut-off date(s)

    • 28TH OCTOBER 2020
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    PQS Local Antibiotic Formularies

    PQS Local Antibiotic Formularies

    To meet the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) Part 2 – Pharmacies are required to take certain actions with regard to Domain 1 – Infection Prevention & Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS).  The AMS criterion aims to reduce the potential harm caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the promotion of antimicrobial stewardship activity in Community Pharmacy. One of