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May 3, 2020 Newsletter

Sadly, as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, domestic abuse has increased significantly in the UK.

Pharmacies across Great Britain are being asked to consider providing a safe space for victims of domestic abuse, as part of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign. Boots have become the first pharmacy chain to join the campaign. Find out more HERE.

As part of the scheme, pharmacies are asked to display posters and make their consultation rooms available as safe spaces where victims of domestic abuse can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice.

Please visit the Safe Spaces website to find out more and download the resources.

You can follow the campaign on Twitter and on Facebook.

Even if your pharmacy can’t become a safe space at the moment, you can support the public awareness campaign against domestic abuse by displaying the following RESOURCES which are part of a recently launched government initiated programme. Find out more HERE.

We have added these links to our Wellbeing Support page on the LPC website.


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October 15, 2019 Newsletter

Thank you all who attended the LPC’s CPCF/PCN event last Sunday in Coventry. We hope you’ve found it useful.

The presentation slides are now available to download on the following links:

MORNING SESSION (CPCF)

AFTERNOON SESSION (PCNs)

These have also been added to our website to the New Contract Training Resources Page as well as our Presentations Page for future reference.

Some photos from the event can be seen below:


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July 5, 2019 NewsNewsletter0

From 1st July 2019 a legislation has come into force allowing the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to issue Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs).

SSPs are a potential way to help pharmacies manage any serious shortages of medicines that may occur, without needing to refer patients back to prescribers.

You can read more about SSPs on the PSNC website HERE.

Recent PSNC resources include a BRIEFING and a FLOW-CHART relating to SSPs.

We have added all these new resources to the LPC website for future reference. The page can be accessed on the following LINK.
(under Resources/Supply Chain/Supply Shortages from the main menu).


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June 27, 2019 NewsNewsletter0

PSNC have announced today agreement from DHSC that supplies of Freestyle Libre sensors on script will no longer be subject to discount deduction from July 1st.

You can find more information about this issue HERE.

We have also added this information, along with information about Price Concessions and the Drug Tariff on this PAGE on the LPC website for future reference.


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June 26, 2019 NewsNewsletter0

CWPT Integrated Sexual Health Services is inviting Pharmacies currently providing Emergency Hormonal Contraception for a training session on Thursday 25th July, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

This educational event will focus on PGDs, C-Card provision, Safeguarding and drug interactions. We therefore encourage you to pass on the invite within your team and locum pharmacists.

Please note that this training event is for current providers and if you have attended in the last 12 months this is more or less a repeat – you are still more than welcome to attend for networking purposes if you wish. There will be food/drinks provided.

To register, please return the attached FORM by email to Sally Lawson Sally.Lawson@Covwarkpt.nhs.uk and make sure you cc Afshan Mughal Afshan.Mughal@covwarkpt.nhs.uk in all communications, as Sally will be on leave between July 2nd-July 15th.

Also attached is the agenda below, which you can download HERE.

 


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February 8, 2019 Newsletter0

Pharmacy Complete are running a workshop in Birmingham on 5 March 2019. It is targeted at independent contractors to help them plan and build a more sustainable future for their pharmacy.

This event is FREE to registered delegates. Please note that spaces are limited to one per contractor and to a maximum of 20 to optimise the outcomes for delegates. Booking is on a first come basis. You can book your place through this LINK.

A flyer is available to download HERE

Feedback from workshops they have already run has been outstanding.


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October 8, 2018 Newsletter0

A new module for our online Community Pharmacy training course has been published by Virtual Outcomes.

The theme for October is ‘Addiction and Drug Misuse’.

Please find attached the PDF flyer for this course.

You can listen to the podcast HERE. (please note that the podcast is meant to be a taster for the module and does not cover the entire content.)

There is also a short video trailer available to view HERE.

Don’t forget that you can access all courses from January 2018 from the Virtual Outcomes website. You can find all the necessary information on our Virtual Outcomes page HERE.


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