Coventry LPC



August 20, 2019 News0

Public Health England (PHE) resources for the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) campaign and Stoptober campaign, which community pharmacy contractors are required to participate in, have been sent out to pharmacies by courier. The resources for both campaigns, including activation guides, are delivered together in the same clearly marked envelope.

Contractors are required to participate in the AMR campaign from 1st September-30th September 2019 and the Stoptober campaign from 1st October-31st October 2019. The campaigns are two of six campaigns, which have been agreed between PSNC and NHS England and NHS Improvement, as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework; therefore, all contractors must participate in both of these campaigns.

Social media and digital resources for the campaigns will also be available on PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre closer to the start date of the campaigns; contractors are encouraged to use these resources if possible.

Some pharmacies will have already received the campaign materials. If you have not received your packs by 27th August 2019, please email: stating the pharmacy name, address and name of the campaign(s) they have not received materials for.

In addition to the national campaign, there will also be a local AMR campaign in Coventry and Warwickshire in November, so please hang onto your display materials and reuse them for the local campaign as well.

The digital resources and any relevant training materials will also be available on the LPC website on the following PAGE:

The Virtual outcomes AMR training is already available. You can find the flyer and course link HERE.



August 15, 2019 News0



***Don’t miss this opportunity to share experiences, build your network and start joint working!***

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9pm
Venue: St Chads, Hagley Rd, Birmingham, B16 9RG


  • 18:30 Registration, buffet and networking
  • 19:00 Welcome, introductions and context
  • 19:15 Where are we now?
  • 19:45 Pharmacists in different sectors
    • Secondary Care; Primary Care; GP Practice; Community Pharmacy
  • 20:10 Working together
    • TCAM – Transfer of care and advice around medicines
    • CPCS – Community Pharmacy Consultation Service
    • PCN – Primary Care Networks
  • 20:40 The future
    • Lifelong learning, postgraduate training options
    • Moving between sectors and portfolio careers
  • 21:00 Q&A with panel
  • 21:15 Closing remarks

Download the FLYER.

Please book before 18th September through Eventbrite to attend:



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August 12, 2019 News0

Central Health Solutions is looking to expand their list of pharmacies offering Smoking Cessation service in Coventry. They have a full training package ready to support your staff and you will be provided with resources. Coventry has a higher than national smoking prevalence; there are currently 45,064 adult smokers in Coventry that costs society approximately £77.3m every year. You can help to reduce the numbers of smokers and reduce the number of health related conditions and deaths due to smoking (Smoking Advisors save lives)!

Current payments for this service are:

  • £3 per client setting a quit date
  • £65 per client achieving a verified 4 week quit
  • an additional £22.50 per client achieving a 12 week quit
  • £3 per redeemed NRT voucher
  • £7.50 per initial consultation and supply of Champix (via Patient Group Direction (PGD))
  • £3 per subsequent supply of Champix (via PGD and up to a maximum of 6 follow up Champix supplies per client)
  • reimbursement for all pharmacotherapy products (nicotine replacement therapy and varenicline) at Chemist and Druggist prices

If you would like more information and/or a copy of the service specification then please email




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August 5, 2019 News0

The following pharmacies are going to be open in Coventry during the upcoming bank holiday on August 26th:

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July 29, 2019 News0

The Mary Seacole programme is a six-month leadership development programme with cohorts in Birmingham funded for those working in community pharmacy and Health in Justice!
Click here for more information.

The programme will allow you to maximise your clinical leadership skills and help you to recognise your own personal value to healthcare. With investment from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), NHS England is working with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Health in Justice workforce.

This NHS-led flagship programme is designed to develop your leadership and management skills to enable you to drive quality services in pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients you see.

Don’t miss out on your chance to apply for this funded programme.

Cohort 82 – Birmingham

Application closing date 8 August 2019

Start Date 19 September 2019

Workshop 1: 17 October 2019

Workshop 2: 12 December 2019

Workshop 3: 6 February 2020

Click here to apply



Lots of other courses are available for pharmacists (including pre-reg) through the Pharmacy Integration Fund:


July 26, 2019 News0

We have just had confirmation that the Virtual Outcomes pharmacy training programme will remain available for at least another year to our contractors.

This is good news as the library of published modules has grown considerably over the past year and it is expanding on an ongoing basis. Please bookmark our Virtual Outcomes page, if you haven’t already, where we’ll continue to list all the relevant links as they become available – conveniently located all on one PAGE.

We have also received a schedule for the modules planned from September supporting the new pharmacy contract.  This is on top of the already announced modules in 2019.  We hope you’ll continue to find these training modules helpful.

Please find below a list of the planned modules supporting the new contract:

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July 26, 2019 News0

Earlier this week the new CPCF deal was announced by PSNC. We have set up a new webpage, which contains all the information available at this point, including links to several PSNC Briefings and the on-demand version of the CPCF Webinar, including the slide pack.

You can find all these resources on the LPC website here:

This page will be updated as more resources become available. Watch out for a series of training courses by Virtual Outcomes to support the new contract.

Below is PSNC’s CPCF Webinar Slide Pack, which you can also download from HERE:


July 18, 2019 News0

Congratulations to the pharmacies who  won the Coventry Health & Wellbeing awards last week.

The following pharmacies won awards in various categories:

  • Innovative Community Engagement Award for Pharmacy: Vantage Chemist
  • Promoting Positive Change Award: Superdrug Pharmacy, based on Hertford Street in Coventry
  • Most 4 week quits by a Pharmacy: Chemycare Ringwood Highway
  • Most 12 week quits by a Pharmacy: Chemycare Ringwood Highway

You can find the full list of winners on the Coventry City Council’s website HERE.

You can see some photos from the awards ceremony HERE.

Congratulations to the winners and well done to all the pharmacies who were nominated and subsequently shortlisted for the awards.

These pilot awards were run as part of the Year of Wellbeing 2019 initiative.


July 16, 2019 News0

There have been a few shortage notices published so far this month. You can read details about them on the PSNC website.

Rythmodan (Disopyramide) 100mg Capsules:

Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup:

Nardil (phenelzine sulfate) 15mg tablets:

We have added links to these pages on our website as well for future reference:


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