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PPE portal: now live for Community Pharmacy

Today (3rd August 2020) the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that community pharmacies can now order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the online portal in an emergency. The PPE portal had previously only been open to social care and general practice providers to order and receive critical coronavirus (COVID-19) PPE...

13 hours ago

Recently opened pharmacies to receive share of COVID-19 advance sums

Following representations from PSNC, community pharmacies that newly opened (including any changes to ownership, consolidations, mergers etc.) between 1st March 2020 and 30th June 2020 can receive advance funding to help mitigate cashflow issues due to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that, as long as these recently opened pharmacies...

14 hours ago

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Ibuprofen 200mg and 400mg tablets (Aspar Pharmaceuticals) various liveries Drug alert number: EL (20)A/36 Date issued: 03 August 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)...

17 hours ago

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service 

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service has been commissioned by Leeds City Council to increase the identification of hypertension and atrial fibrillation by offering opportunistic blood pressure screening in community pharmacies. Aims of the service include:
  • To increase the detection and management of hypertension and atrial fibrillation. 
  • To provide easy access to blood pressure monitoring through community pharmacies
  • To develop and pilot a new method of data collection and data sharing using a SystmOne Community Module.
  • To encourage self-management and healthy lifestyles to reduce risks of developing hypertension

The service will be offered to any person over the age of 35 years old that meets the criteria outlined in annex 3 of the service specification (below). 

 

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service Specification

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service Providers 

Blood Pressure Wise Service Guide

 

Resources

Patient Consent Form

Blood Pressure Wise Consultation - Checklist for pharmacies

Clinical Pathway

Code of Conduct

Home Blood Pressure Diary

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Severe Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to patients not registered with a GP

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Irregular Pulse

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Low BP and NO Symptoms

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Low BP and Symptoms

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Normal BP

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Raised BP (1st Appointment)

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Raised BP (Follow up Appointment)

Blood Pressure Wise - Laptop Instructions

Blood Pressure Wise - System Instructions 

 

 

Please see link below to the Blood Pressure Wise Service training video:

https://youtu.be/Tc29VRD-UHw

 

 

Updates

Update for Pharmacies - June 2018

 

 

Last Updated: 25th March 2019