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.
Community pharmacy contractors responded well to this year’s Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire, with nearly 98% completing the survey by the closing date. This was a positive outcome and very close to last year’s completion rate. Looking ahead PSNC has produced these FAQs to help contractors understand what is due to happen next…. […]
The GPhC recently launched a survey asking for views on its draft education and training requirements for pharmacy support staff, who are an integral part of the pharmacy team. In its press release, GPhC states: The GPhC has updated its requirements for the education and training of support staff to make sure they continue to have… […]
Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that this Sunday (30th June 2019) is the last day to submit their Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire. 91% of contractors had submitted the survey as of 11.27am today (28 June). Last year, 98% had completed it by the deadline. Contractors who haven’t yet completed the CPAF screening… […]
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