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Service case study: British Heart Foundation Innovation Award secures HLP pilot

Patients in Cheshire & Merseyside can now get their blood pressure and heartbeat screened in accredited Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs) as part of a new joint project implemented in various settings across the region. How was the service set up? This service is linked to a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Blood Pressure Innovation Award which...

2 hours ago

Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

3 hours ago

Easter holiday opening hours – is your NHS Choices profile up to date?

Community pharmacy contractors will already be aware of the ongoing requirement to apply to or notify local NHS England teams if they wish to amend their bank holiday opening intentions. In preparation for the upcoming Easter holiday period, community pharmacy contractors are also encouraged to update their public holiday opening times on their NHS Choices...

9 hours ago

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UNLICENSED MEDICINES CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY / CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS

Following discussions between the West Yorkshire CCGs and NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team), it has been agreed that the Area Team no longer wish to receive Certificates Of Conformity from West Yorkshire pharmacies. It is recognised that this is a contractual obligation for pharmacies, however NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) undertake not to apply any contractual sanction in relation to Certificates Of Conformity if pharmacies choose not to send them in.  Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is aware of this agreement.

In making this undertaking, NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) do reserve the right to re-instate the submission of Certificates Of Conformity in the future should any concerns be raised about the quality of medicinal products supplied, or to review those certificates held by any particular pharmacy where issues may occur.