Friday 28th February 2020
Standard Operating Procedure for Coronavirus
A Coronavirus (COVID-19) SOP for community pharmacy has been published by NHS England & Improvement (27th February 2020): https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/covid-19-primary-care-sop-community-pharmacy-v1.pdf
For more advice and support, please see the LPC’s Coronavirus page
Health Living Pharmacy – Mandatory for all pharmacies in 2020/21
Becoming a Healthy Living Pharmacy will be MANDATORY as of April 2020 (for 2020/2021), as agreed in the five year deal.
HLP can now only be done by self-declaration, please see the LPC support page for more information.
CPCS – IT requirements by 1st April 2020
Pharmacies providing the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) must have IT equipment accessible within the consultation room from 1st April 2020.
This is mandatory for all CPCS providing pharmacies
For more information, click here to view PSNC guidance
There is also an upcoming CPCS workshop on Sunday 15th March at the Tomlinson Centre in Hackney E8, easily accessible from NE London (https://www.thetomlinsoncentre.co.uk/find-us).
The workshop can be booked via this link:
CPCF Five-Year Deal Update
PSNC, DHSC and NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced an update on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) five-year deal, following negotiations, Published 23rd February 2020.
Update – Final February price concessions
The final list of price concessions for February 2020 has been confirmed.
Successful Self Care Aware Consultations
Please see the following Successful Self Care Aware Consultations programme, avalable from e-Learning for Healthcare and HEE.
New FP10 forms and EPS Tokens in circulation
New FP10 forms and EPS Tokens have been put into circulation.
New pharmacy referral service to help patients avoid hospital readmission | GOV.UK
Patients who have recently been discharged from hospital will get greater support from local pharmacy teams to manage their medicines. From July, hospitals will be able to refer patients who would benefit from extra guidance around new prescribed medicines to their community pharmacy.
The NHS discharge medicines service will help patients get the maximum benefits from new medicines they’ve been prescribed by giving them the opportunity to ask questions to pharmacists and ensuring any concerns are identified as early as possible. This is part of the “pharmacy first” scheme to ease wider pressures on A&Es and general practice.
Medicine Recalls this week
4:42pm, 24 February 2020
10:00am, 27 February 2020
2:00pm, 27 February 2020
12:01pm, 27 February 2020
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