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.
PSNC has published two Briefings to support community pharmacy contractors and LPCs on working together to enable contractors to meet the Primary Care Networks (PCN) domain of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). PSNC Briefing 047/19: PQS – Guidance for community pharmacy contractors on the Primary Care Networks domain; and PSNC Briefing 048/19: PQS – Guidance… […]
Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of our Digital Roadshow on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). Over 500 people registered for yesterday’s webinar to help community pharmacists and their teams understand the five-year deal, hosted by PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes and his policy team. Feedback we have received so far:… […]
In response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Fluoxetine capsules, the first Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) have been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Three SSPs have been authorised by the Secretary of State to help manage the supply of some formulations of Fluoxetine and to try to ensure… […]
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