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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP06 – Fluoxetine 40mg capsules

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules (SSP06). SSP06 for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules was previously expected to expire on 10th August but the end date has been further extended to 4th September 2020. This expiry date may be brought forward...

2 hours ago

Availability of Evorel products (Theramex) – Updated

Following the recent supply problems for the Evorel range of products, Theramex have provided this further update. ‘Following the acquisition of Evorel by Theramex in October 2019, we have worked tirelessly with multiple manufacturing partners to resupply the product in the UK market. Since February 2020, we have produced nearly 750,000 packs across the Evorel...

5 hours ago

Update on new flexible approaches to flu vaccination service

An update on the new flexible approaches being considered for support the provision of the flu vaccination service has been released. Contractors must note that the changes PSNC is seeking to the flu vaccination service, described in the update, have not yet been agreed and may never be agreed. On 3rd July 2020, PSNC published...

3 days 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