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Ask PSNC: Pharmacy Quality Scheme FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. I completed the CPPE risk management training and assessment over two years ago. Do I need to complete the training and assessment again? A. If you have completed...

21 hours ago

Make use of community pharmacists' skills, says NICE

Community pharmacy teams have the potential to play a greater role in health promotion and prevention says NICE, in a new draft quality standard. The draft quality standard calls for community pharmacy services to be included in existing care and referral pathways. This will allow community pharmacy teams to accept as well as make referrals to...

2 days ago

Supply Notification: Clonidine 25mcg tablets – Update

Update (17/01/2020): resupply date now expected mid/end February 2020 First published 20th December 2019 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Clonidine 25mcg tablets. Limited supplies of Clonidine 25mcg tablets will be available until at least mid-January 2020 due to manufacturing issues. The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide...

4 days ago

Dementia Friendly Leeds

Dementia Friendly Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness of dementia and make services more accessible to people living with dementia. The aim is to ensure that people who are living with dementia, and their carers, remain an active part of their city and keep doing the things they enjoy. It is a partnership between Leeds Older People’s Forum, Alzheimer’s Society and Leeds City Council. 
 
The scheme offers support to any organisation, business or individual who wants to work towards being dementia friendly. Organisations can sign up to the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance  and pledge to carry out three practical actions such as enabling staff to attend a Dementia Friends awareness session, making signage clearer or working in partnership with a local memory cafe.
 
For any further information or queries about these initiatives please contact Sarah Prescott or Jude Woods at Leeds Older People's Forum on 0113 244 1697 or email sarah@opforum.org.uk.
 
 
 
 
Last Updated: 2nd April 2019