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PSNC launches Value of Pharmacy Animation 

PSNC has launched a video animation showcasing the important work that community pharmacies do and explaining how, with sustainable funding and ongoing support from Government, their role could be developed further. The animation has been developed to support PSNC’s conversations with external audiences, to help raise awareness of the value of pharmacy services, and how...

7 hours ago

Have you submitted your C-19 test distribution service weekly data?

Contractors who have signed up to provide the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service are reminded of the need to record the following information on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by close of business on the pharmacy's last trading day of the week:  Test kits received from wholesalers When contractors receive...

12 hours ago

NHSE&I confirm intention to delegate pharmacy commissioning to ICS

In a letter issued to the leads of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) this afternoon, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed their plans to delegate the responsibility for the commissioning of primary care services, including pharmaceutical services, to ICS. Read the NHSE&I letter This means that, subject to the will of Parliament, the activities...

1 day ago

The NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Distribution Service ("Pharmacy Collect")


This new Advanced Service, which commenced on 29th March 2021, involves the distribution of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits to the public and aims to improve access to asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. 

The service is part of the NHS Test and Trace offering to the public to allow asymptomatic people to collect LFD test kits free of charge from community pharmacies so they can undertake regular testing as part of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap plan. Marketing and communications aimed at the public will refer to the service as Pharmacy Collect. 
 
The full service requirements are included in the service specification, which contractors must read before deciding whether to provide the service.
 

Download the service specification

Download a summary of the service


See the PSNC C-19 lateral flow device distribution service webpage for full details on the service and a comprehensive set of resources for contractors to support implementation. 

 

Virtual Outcomes has also released an e-Learning module to support community pharmacy contractors with this new service.  More information of what is involved in the training, and how to access it can be found here: http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/e-learning.shtml#C19LFD.

 

 

Last Updated: 6th April 2021