Friday Letter 05/07/2019

Friday 5th July 2019

Libre discount list exemption change

Please see the following link regarding the dispensing of the Freestyle Libre sensors.

The sensors are exempt from discount deduction as of 1st July 2019.

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Quicker access to the Summary Care Record for community pharmacies – NHS Digital

Friday Letter

Single-click access to the summary care record has been enabled to make it easier for pharmacists to access vital patient information.

Pharmacy professionals logged in on their smartcard can now access a patient’s record without having to log in separately and complete a manual search. Access to the summary care record improves the provision of pharmacy services such as medicine use reviews, the new medicines service, administering vaccinations and emergency supply.

https://digital.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/scr-1-click

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Carers’ breaks: guidance for commissioners and providers | SCIE

Many people rely on caters. You might know friends or colleagues looking after others. And, you yourself might be a career.

New guidance from SCIE and Carers UK sets out how social care and health commissioners and providers can extend and improve regular breaks for carers and the family and friends they support.

The guidance includes almost 30 practice examples of how organisations are using a wide range of resources and services to support carers to have a break: from hotels offering free stays, to GP prescriptions for breaks.

https://www.scie.org.uk/carers/breaks

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A ‘Going home checklist’ for employees from NHS England

Please see the following check list from Doncaster and Bassetlaw teaching hospitals foundation trust

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Pharmacist Support

Pharmacist support is a charity that offer free and confidential support to pharmacists and their families. For information on the services they office, click here.

Please also see their short Stress and Wellbeing Webinar

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Hertfordshire University senior leader masters pathways- UPDATED INFORMATION

There is some updated information below on the L7 Senior leaders masters and MBA apprenticeship from Hertfordshire University.

If you are interested, please contact Rob Dawson directly by the 10th July latest (this excludes Barts who have a different process).

Rob Dawson: r.d.dawson@herts.ac.uk

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Napp diabetes meeting 6th July 2019

As you may be aware, NAPP are holding a local event tomorrow. If you are interested, please see the flyer below for more details.

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