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Pharmacy CEOs offer support for NHS Assembly

The leaders of five national pharmacy organisations have sought involvement in a new stakeholder forum being created to oversee progress on developing long-term plans for the NHS. At a recent board meeting between NHS England and NHS Improvement, it was announced that an ‘NHS Assembly’ would be created, to include representatives from commissioning bodies as...

54 minutes ago

Ask PSNC: Quality Payments FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the interim Quality Payments Scheme. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. I am in the process of buying a pharmacy; who is responsible for completing the declaration on the NHS BSA website? When a pharmacy has changed ownership during the...

21 hours ago

Class 2 MHRA drug alert – Own-brand children's glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups manufactured by Bell, Sons & Co.

Drug alert number: EL (18) A/10  Date issued: 20th June 2018 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 wholesaler and pharmacy level recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of: Asda Children's Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour; Bell's Healthcare Children's Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup; Morrisons...

1 day ago

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service 

The Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service is commissioned by Leeds City Council in 6 pharmacies across Leeds. The service will fund a total of 200 blood pressure checks per year over a 2 year period for each commissioned pharmacy, (a total of 2,400 blood pressure checks). 
 
Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service has been commissioned 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