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April 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £3.05 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £16.94 Co-codamol 30mg/500mg capsules 100 £4.50 Glimepiride 1mg tablets 30 £2.22 Irbesartan 150mg tablets 28 £5.12 Irbesartan 75mg tablets 28 £2.40 Mirtazapine 15mg orodispersible tablets...

2 hours ago

Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

2 hours ago

Valproate licence change: important information for pharmacy teams

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licence for valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote and generic brands) so it must no longer be prescribed to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP). This is because valproate is associated with a significant risk of birth...

8 hours 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)

 

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

https://youtu.be/Tc29VRD-UHw