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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

12 hours ago

Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

An Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) is about raising the awareness of the risks of alcohol, helping people to better understand alcohol units, how alcohol might be affecting their health and providing brief advice to those whose drinking falls into the increasing and higher risk category to encourage the individual come to their own awareness of how they could reduce their drinking and their risk level.

For each area a Service Guide has been produced.  A Service Delivery Guide is a practical manual on how to deliver the service, a step-by-step guide including how to engage with clients, record service delivery and claim service payments.

If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.

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Calderdale Alcohol IBA Service

Alcohol Service Specification

2016-17 Service Letter

Audit Form

Brief Advice Tool

Lifeline Introduction

Service Guide

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

Service Commissioner:

Calderdale Council

Service Lead: Niamh Cullen - niamh.cullen@calderdale.gov.uk

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Kirklees Alcohol IBA Service

This service is no longer commissioned in the Kirklees area.

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