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
NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service enables patients who have contacted 111 to be referred to pharmacy for urgent medicines.
Last month (May 2019), we shared with pharmacy contractors, the PCSE Engagement team’s invitation to test the market entry online portal. PCSE have confirmed that it will be hosting an initial introduction to user acceptance testing to Market Entry PCSE online on Tuesday 9th July at the Arlington Business Centre in Leeds, the session will… […]
Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have until Sunday 30th June 2019 to complete the 2019/20 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire. 56% of contractors had submitted the survey as of 18 June, which is broadly in line with previous years. Last year, 98% had completed it by the deadline. PSNC recommends that… […]
Amendments to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 have today (7th June 2019) been laid before Parliament. Due to come into force from Monday 1st July 2019, these amendments will introduce the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) into the terms of service for NHS community pharmacies. This means that, where an… […]
Providing information for Community Pharmacies about the work of the Local Pharmaceutical Committee and of the Community Pharmacy Services commissioned within Coventry