Sexual health services help patients to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections, identify if they have an infection and provide access to contraception support.
Need to quit?
Pharmacy stop smoking services provide convenient support to patients to increase the success of their quit attempt.
Pharmacies provide help, support and sign-posting for patients to reduce the risk of harm from substance misuse. Pharmacies may supervise the consumption of medicines or provide items such as needles/sharps bins, as well as sexual health advice.
Need a blood test?
Pharmacists can take bloods for patients, upon the request of their GP or nurse, at a location and time to suit the patient.
Long term conditions
Pharmacists can support patients manage long term conditions through delivering MURS. Discussing the patients prescribed and non-prescribed medicines can increase their knowledge and understanding of how to manage their condition.
New Medicine Service
Taking new medicines or managing a new condition can be daunting. NMS helps patients adhere to their treatment regime, improving health outcomes through better understanding and self-management.
Need a jab?
Qualifying community pharmacies in England can offer seasonal flu vaccinations, protecting at-risk patients that may not have otherwise accessed the it.
Need an emergency repeat
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) is being commissioned as an Advanced Service from 29 October 2019 to enhance community pharmacy’s role in urgent care provision.
Announcement summary: The arrangements for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) in 2020/21 have been agreed between PSNC, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), in line with the five-year CPCF deal. As set out in the deal, overall funding for community pharmacy will be set at… […]
The team carrying out the independent review into representation and support for community pharmacy contractors wants to hear from contractors in England. A national contractor survey, open until the end of February 2020, is seeking views on the structures, processes and roles of LPCs and PSNC. In particular, participants will be asked about committee make… […]
In response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Haloperidol 500 microgram capsules (Serenace®), a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) has been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Monday 23 December 2019. Developed by clinicians, SSP04 provides pharmacists with procedures to follow in providing a suitable alternative product, Haloperidol 500… […]
Providing information for Community Pharmacies about the work of the Local Pharmaceutical Committee and of the Community Pharmacy Services commissioned within Coventry