Friday Letter 19/03/2021

Friday 19th March 2021

Home delivery of medicines and appliances during COVID

Home delivery of medicines and appliance and Home delivery Service Speccification documents on behalf of the Community Pharmacy Team.

These documents and further information is available on the NHSE&I website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/preparedness-letters-for-community-pharmacy/  

PSNC Support and Guidance is available on the PSNC website.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

NHSE&I have published the CPCS service specification and a pharmacy staff toolkit on their website (updated 11th March 2021).

RPS is also hosting a number of free webinar. training sessions for pharmacy staff.

If you have not already done so, please familarise yourself with the support materials and book your place at an upcoming RPS session.

Advanced Service Specification – NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

NHS CPCS Toolkit for Pharmacy Staff

Free RPS CPCS CPD webinars: https://www.rpharms.com/events/cpcs-events#book_your_place

Further Information:

Reminder to place an order of lateral flow devices

Pharmacies should order their re-supply of lateral flow devices (LFDs) for staff via the PCSE online portal by Sunday 21 March to receive a delivery as soon as possible in the coming weeks.

This order is to re-supply staff with a new box of 25 tests – to test twice weekly for 12 weeks.

Click here for the PCSE portal (requires login)

PCSE Guidance

PSNC Reminder: upcoming Pharmacist Support wellbeing workshop

PSNC have sent the following reminder for the upcoming pharmacist support wellbeing workshop:

Community pharmacy teams are reminded that PSNC will be hosting a Wellbeing Workshop from Pharmacist Support at 7.30pm on Monday 29th March. This is the second opportunity to join this PSNC hosted workshop following a successful event in February.

Attendees can expect an event packed with information and tools to help better manage stress and everyday pressures, specifically tailored to the pharmacy workforce’s needs.

The free online workshop lasts around an hour and involves interactive activities for attendees as well as learning.

Further information about the wellbeing workshop

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