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.
A new section has been launched on the PSNC website to host a series of blogs written by PSNC representatives. The PSNC Blog will enable community pharmacy teams to hear directly from PSNC members. There will be a monthly blog from Chief Executive Simon Dukes (first seen in August’s Community Pharmacy News magazine), as well as contributions from Committee Members discussing their… […]
Announcement summary Contractor information PSNC, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have agreed to update both the gateway and quality criteria for a revised Quality Payments Scheme for the remaining six months of 2018/19. The revised scheme will have a review point on 15th February 2019, with contractors having a… […]
Since the announcement of a £20 billion NHS funding increase in June, work to develop a new long-term plan for the health service has been ongoing. The NHS long-term plan will set out how health services will be improved in return for the funding uplift, and work to develop it is being led by NHS… […]
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