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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...

9 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...

14 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

Clinical Governance

The PSNC website includes comprehensive details on the clinical governance requirements of the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF) and covers a range of quality related issues detailed below.

 

 

Patient Safety

Information on patient safety can be found on our Medicines Safety page here: http://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/medicines-safety.shtml

 


West Yorkshire Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

The West Yorkshire Safeguarding Policies and Procedures for Adults and Children can be found in the links below:-

West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Boards Procedures Manual

West Yorkshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

 


What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - advice for practitioners

Please click on the link below to access the Departmental advice to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-to-do-if-youre-worried-a-child-is-being-abused--2

This advice is for anyone who comes into contact with children and families while working.

If you need to report abuse please follow the local safeguarding procedures below for guidance on who to contact and how to make referrals.

 

 

Guidance regarding Levels of Safeguarding Training

The Intercollegiate Document; safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for health care staff was published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on behalf of all professional health care bodies.  This provides guidance on the level of safeguarding children training required by all staff working in health care.  The guidance includes the additional requirements for knowledge and competency around child trafficking, female genital mutilation, radicalisation and exploitation. The full guidance can be found in the link below:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-to-do-if-youre-worried-a-child-is-being-abused--2

 


Who to contact to report abuse and to seek advice

Contact details and guidance for reporting child or vulnerable adult abuse in your local area can be found on the following link:

http://www.myguideapps.com/nhs_safeguarding/default/

 

 

CCG Safeguarding Contacts and Information

 

 

Prevent

The Prevent agenda is outlined in the Department of Health document Building Partnerships, Staying Safe – The Healthcare Sector’s contribution to HM Government’s Prevent Strategy: For Healthcare Organisations, which can be found in the link below:- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/215251/dh_131934.pdf

For further information on radicalization and Prevent Chris Stoddart is the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Prevent Co-ordinator and can be contacted by email on chris.stoddart@nhs.net



Child Sexual Exploitation

NHS England advice for healthcare staff can be accessed here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/child-sexual-exploitation-advice-for-healthcare-staff/. 

  

 

Whistleblowing Guidance

In response to Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up, and his recommendation to review primary care separately, NHS England has published specific guidance for colleagues in general practice, opticians, community pharmacies and dental practices. This follows a consultation with staff working in primary care.

On 1 April 2016, NHS England became a ‘prescribed person’, which means primary care staff can raise concerns about patient safety or inappropriate behaviour directly with NHS England.

The guidance sets out; who can raise a concern, the process for raising a concern, how the concern will be investigated and what will be done with the findings of the investigation. 

Please find below the links to the whistleblowing guidance and how to raise concerns mentioned in the above message. 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/whistleblowing-guidance.pdf 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/whistleblowing/raising-a-concern/ 

 

Contact for further information:

Patient Experience Team: 0113 825 1090

 

 

Last Updated: 12th April 2019