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Mitomycin-C 10mg Powder for Solution for Injection (Kyowa): Company led drug alert

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company led drug recall, to be actioned, for certain batches of: Mitomycin-C Kyowa 10mg Powder for Solution for Injection. Date issued: 12th November 2018 CLDA number: (18) A/09 MDR number: MDR 06-11/18 Batch number: 6058517 The above batch is being recalled because an out of specification result...

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FMD webinar now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC’s recent webinar about the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). More than 1,000 people registered for yesterday’s webinar hosted by Alastair Buxton, PSNC’s Director of NHS Services. Alastair used the event to explain how the introduction of FMD will affect the day-to-day working of community pharmacy teams and what they...

4 days ago

PSNC October Meeting: summary for contractors now available

PSNC’s October meeting was held on the 9th and 10th of the month in Swindon, and key agenda items included: Analysis of the 2018/19 funding offer; Revision of PSNC’s service development proposals; The first meeting of PSNC’s Brexit Forum; and Consideration of the pilot to integrate pharmacy and medicines optimisation into new care models. Download...

5 days ago

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

An Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) service helps to raise awareness around the risks of alcohol.  It heps people better understand alcohol units and how alcohol might be affecting their health and then provides brief advice and support materials to those whose drinking is assessed as being at increasing or higher risk of drinking.

The aim of the service is to improve access to alcohol advice and brief intervention, provide earlier assessment and intervention for at-risk drinking, reduce alcohol related illness and increase timely referral to specialist services for individuals assessed as needing this support.

Pharmacies use an opportunistic approach to assess drinking in people aged 16 years and over using an alcohol assessment tool, the AUDIT-C.

 

The alcohol IBA pathway is divided into:

 

1. Patient Engagement

A member of the pharmacy team initiates a conversation about alcohol use with patients/customers, explains the alcohol IBA service and offers the initial screen. The pharmacy will determine how to engage and promote the alcohol IBA service with patients/customers.

 

2. The Initial Screen (AUDIT-C tool)

A member of the pharmacy team provides the patient/customer with the AUDIT-C (using the scratch card [provided by the commissioner] or paper-based) offering assistance with completion of the questions. If the result is 4 or below, no action is taken. If the result is 5 or more, a full identification screen is offered.



3. The Full Identification Screen (or full AUDIT)

The IBA accredited member of staff undertakes a full identification screen using the full AUDIT tool to identify between lower risk, increasing risk, higher risk and possibly dependency.

 

4. Brief Advice

The accredited IBA pharmacist or Health Champion uses information drawn from the full identification screen to determine the action to be taken regarding brief advice.

 

This service is currently commissioned in Calderdale. 

This service is expected to be commissioned in Wakefield from January 2019.


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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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Wakefield Alcohol IBA Service

The Wakefield Alcohol IBA Service is to be commissioned by Wakefield City Council in 10 pharmacies across Wakefield.  Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 16th November 2018.  The expression of interest letter can be found below:

Wakefield Alcohol Expression of Interest Letter

 

For further information, please refer to the contact and service specification below:

Wakefield Alcohol Service Specification

  

 

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