Coventry LPC

LOCALLY COMMISSIONED AND ENHANCED SERVICES

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What you need to know

SEXUAL HEALTH


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.


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Need to quit?

STOP SMOKING


Pharmacy stop smoking services provide convenient support to patients to increase the success of their quit attempt.


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Need help?

SUBSTANCE MISUSE


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.


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Need a blood test?

PHLEBOTOMY


Pharmacists can take bloods for patients, upon the request of their GP or nurse, at a location and time to suit the patient.


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Need help?

HIV PHARMACY POC TESTING


HIV Point of Care testing provides a convenient and confidential service to patients that may not otherwise access this service.


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Need help?

ELECTRONIC NOT DISPENSED SCHEME


Pharmacists can prevent waste of medicines by intervening and identifying those items on a repeat prescription that a patient does not require at that time.


How we do it?

OUR PROCESS


Community Pharmacists must complete a 4 year Master’s Degree at University, a further year of ‘on-the-job’ training, followed by a professional registration exam before they can register to practice with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

As highly skilled healthcare professionals who are easily accessible in local communities and on the ‘High Street’, Pharmacists provide a number of additional Public Health and NHS services to support the health needs of the local population.

All services are provided following additional comprehensive training and in line with robust Standard Operating Procedures



What we do

WE CARE ABOUT YOU


We put your health at the heart of what we do. We support healthy living to prevent ill health, screen for early diagnosis to stop your health deteriorating and help you to self manage any long term conditions you are living with


We give you

ADVICE


Our advice is free, without an appointment and at a time and place that is more convenient to you, in the privacy of a private consultation room if appropriate


We offer professional

MEDICAL SERVICES and TREATMENTS


Our services are all delivered against Standard Operating Procedures to ensure the highest level of Clinical Governance, our medicines are fully licensed by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and obtained through legitimate suppliers. Our Pharmacies and Pharmacists are all regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Learn more

MORE SERVICES


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High Blood Pressure?

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING

Approximately 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure*

Many pharmacies offer this quick and easy service to test blood pressure. If high blood pressure is left untreated it can lead to several complications including strokes and heart attacks and so regular monitoring is an essential part of management.

*www,bloodpressureuk.org


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Know your cholesterol?

CHOLESTEROL MONITORING

Two out of three adults have a higher than recommended cholesterol level*

The level of cholesterol in the blood stream can be used as an indicator to determine the risks of developing heart disease in the next 10 years. A simple finger prick blood test will determine the levels and advice can be given to reduce the risk.

*www.patient.info



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At risk of diabetes?

DIABETES SCREENING

It is thought to be 549,000 people have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in the UK*

Diabetes is a condition where the patient is unable to regulate their blood sugars correctly. A simple finger prick blood test can be used to identify those with high blood sugar who may have or be at risk of developing diabetes. Simple healthy lifestyle advice can be given to reduce the risks.

*www.diabetes.org.uk


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Need to lose weight?

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

In England 24.8% of adults are obese and 61.7% are either overweight or obese*

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for good health and helps to better manage many long-term conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Regular weighing, dietary advice and guidance around keeping active can be provided through many local pharmacies.

*www.ons.gov.uk


Professional medical services

DID YOU KNOW?…


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Chlamydia screenings

…were carried out through community pharmacies in 2015.

Ref Public Health England, Infection report, Volume 10 Number 22



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people in the UK

…smoke cigarettes, but two thirds would like to quit.

Ref ASH, smoking statistics



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adults in England

…are in contact with drug & alcohol treatment services

Ref National Treatment Agency, www.nta.nhs.uk/facts





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