Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Expanded NHSE&I mental health support service open to community pharmacy teams

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has strengthened its mental health support offer for all healthcare staff, including community pharmacy teams. Pharmacy staff now have rapid access to mental health services and support, courtesy of a series of new mental health and wellbeing hubs. Each of these 40 hubs offers free and confidential clinical assessments...

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New advice on C-19 vaccination for pregnant women

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued new advice which says that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. JCVI has advised that it is preferable for pregnant women in the UK to...

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The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on 22 April

The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 22 April from 10:00 Please contact our Communications Team if you would like to join the meeting, which will be held via Zoom, by 16:00 on 9 December.  Download a copy of our Council meeting papers [P...

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Over 90% of pharmacies providing C-19 test distribution service

The vast majority of pharmacies in England are now signed up to participate in the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service, clearly demonstrating the sector’s commitment to supporting the nation during the pandemic. Celebrating the success of the rollout of the service, Matt Hancock, Secretary of  State for Health and Social Care,...

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Service case study: Hep C Testing supporting local case finding

In September 2020, the Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service was added to the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. The service is focused on provision of point of care testing for Hepatitis C (Hep C) antibodies to people who inject drugs (PWIDs), i.e. individuals who inject illicit drugs, e.g. steroids or heroin, but who...

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