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.
Negotiations on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2019/20 and beyond have commenced. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has initiated the negotiation process with a set of proposals which have been agreed with NHS England. These have now been shared with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). The negotiations will take… […]
Community pharmacies must open to provide pharmaceutical services for all core contractual and supplementary hours each week. But, where the pharmacy would ordinarily be open on a day which is a bank holiday (or other day specifically mentioned in the regulations such as Good Friday and Easter Sunday), the hours that it would ordinarily be… […]
Community pharmacy contractors are reminded of the need to prepare their annual NHS complaints report for 2018/19. The annual complaints report covers a number of aspects and must be available to any person on request. Information and guidance on how to compile the report can be found on the NHS Complaints Procedure part of the PSNC website. A copy of the completed… […]
Providing information for Community Pharmacies about the work of the Local Pharmaceutical Committee and of the Community Pharmacy Services commissioned within Coventry