Last day to opt-in Pharmacy owners providing the Tier 1 (on-going supply) Pharmacy Contraception Service (PCS), who have not yet confirmed they are ready to provide the expanded service (i.e. initiation and repeat supply), have until 11.59pm tomorrow (Thursday 29th February 2024) to opt-in to the service by making a declaration on the NHS Business [...]
A new service finder, on the NHS website, lets members of the public and healthcare professionals search for a pharmacy that offers the contraceptive pill without a prescription as part of the Pharmacy Contraception Service. The tool also provides initial information on scenarios where individuals can access a supply at the pharmacy. The service finder [...]
Pharmacy owners providing the autumn/winter 2023/24 COVID-19 vaccination service are reminded that the last day for national booking service (NBS) booked appointments for COVID-19 and NHS flu vaccinations is 14th December 2023. Sites should not post NBS clinics after this date as it will be closed to bookings on 15th December 2023. The system will [...]
Community Pharmacy England has joined leading charities, medical and trade associations and AstraZeneca to urge the Government to take a joined up approach for improving cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. The shared vision, which was launched in Parliament on 14th November 2023, sets out a collective view for improving CVD outcomes. The paper urges a holistic [...]
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NHS England has today published the updated specification and Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for the Pharmacy Contraception Service on their website. This follows the announcement made last week around the service being expanded from 1st December 2023. It comes alongside the publication of the updated specification for the Hypertension Case-Finding Service. The expanded service will [...]
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