Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Update on the Health and Care Landscape (August 2016)

This briefing is part of a series issued regularly by PSNC to inform pharmacy contractors and LPCs of developments in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. These briefings contain useful background information to help you understand what is happening in the wider health and care environment which may impact on community pharmacy.  They build...

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National Flu Vaccination Service starts tomorrow – are you ready?

#getreadyforflu The national Flu Vaccination Service starts tomorrow, Thursday 1st September, so for those of you who have received stock of flu vaccinations and are planning to start vaccinating from tomorrow here’s a reminder of all the things that community pharmacy contractors must have done prior to providing the service. You must have: a Standard...

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Pilot study published which shows early recognition of coeliac disease in community pharmacy

Coeliac UK’s pilot study, which used community pharmacies to assist in finding patients with undiagnosed coeliac disease, has been published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. The findings from the study indicate that if the approach was embraced by the NHS, it could speed up diagnosis and lift woefully low diagnosis rates by targeting...

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Contractors now able to notify NHS England of intention to provide the Flu Vaccination Service

#getreadyforflu Community pharmacy contractors are now able to notify NHS England of their intention to begin providing the Flu Vaccination Service, which will commence on 1st September 2016, by completing the notification form available on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website. This must be done annually therefore even if a contractor provided the service in...

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Flu Vaccination Service template press release (August 2016)

This PSNC Briefing contains a template press release which provides some suggested text for LPCs to use with local media outlets. The template includes areas where LPCs may wish to include local information (e.g. to give local vaccination rates, or include information about local services), plus quotes from a local community pharmacist and an LPC representative. These...

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