Following on from the publication of the service specification, clinical pathways, draft Patient Group Directions and protocol for the Pharmacy First service, and ahead of the launch of the service on 31st January 2024, we have produced some initial resources to support pharmacy owners and their teams to start to prepare for the service. Pharmacy [...]
Pharmacy owners who intend to provide the Pharmacy First service are now able to claim their initial £2,000 fixed payment. All pharmacy owners who want to provide the Pharmacy First service (including those already providing the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)) must declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements [...]
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NHS England has published drafts of the 23 Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and one protocol for the Pharmacy First service, which is due to commence at the end of January 2024. This follows the announcement, earlier this week, of the publication of the service specification and the seven clinical pathways for the service. Download the [...]
From today (1st December 2023), suitably trained and competent pharmacy staff (pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other non-registered members of the pharmacy team) can provide the Hypertension Case-Finding Service; previously it could only be provided by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. This comes alongside the changes to the Pharmacy Contraception Service, which means pharmacists can now [...]
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From today (1st December 2023), the expansion of the Pharmacy Contraception Service (PCS) comes into force. Pharmacists are now able to initiate oral contraception, as well as continue to provide ongoing management of oral contraception that was initiated in general practice or a sexual health clinic (or equivalent). This comes alongside the changes to the [...]
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