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PSNC Video Message from CEO Simon Dukes

PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes has recorded a new video message for community pharmacy contractors and their teams. In the video Simon reflects on the extraordinary year just passed and looks to the challenges ahead, noting in particular the stoicism and commitment of community pharmacy teams and calling for an end to the slow responses...

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January 2021 Price Concessions 1st Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets 10 £3.85 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £8.68 Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.39 Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.99 Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £6.10 Enalapril 20mg tablets 28...

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Discharge Medicines Service Toolkit published

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have today (15th January 2021), published the NHS Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Toolkit for Pharmacy Staff in Community, Primary and Secondary Care. The toolkit aims to assist and support cross sector implementation of the DMS as an Essential service in all NHS community pharmacies in England. It sets out...

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Connect with Pharmacy

Connect with Pharmacy uses PharmOutcomes to enable patients to be referred from hospital to their community pharmacy. This allows patients who have been identified in hospital as needing additional support with their medicines to be referred, (through a safe and secure digital platform), to their local community pharmacy when they are discharged. 

The initiative has shown that patients who see their community pharmacist after they've been in hospital are less likely to be readmitted and, if they are, will have a shorter length of stay.

 

This service has now been successfully rolled out from the following hospitals:

  • Airedale General Hospital
  • Bradford Royal Infirmary
  • Calderdale & Huddersfield 
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
  • Leeds & York Partnership Trust
  • The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 The Connect with Pharmacy guide for all of the above areas can be found below:

Connect with Pharmacy Guide: All Areas - November 2020

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy Bulletins and Videos 

Connect with Pharmacy Bulletin - March 2019 

 

 

Evaluating Connect with Pharmacy

The results showed a reduction in re-admissions and potential post-intervention length of stay, indicating there may be further benefits for our older patients’ experiences and hospital flow.

Evaluating Connect with Pharmacy

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Airedale

Connect with Pharmacy went live in Airedale on the 9th September 2019. From this date hospital discharge letters from Airedale General Hospital will be sent electronically via PharmOutcomes, to community pharmacies. 

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Bradford

Phase 1 of Connect with Pharmacy went live in Bradford on the 15th July 2019.   From this date hospital discharge letters from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are sent electronically, via PharmOutcomes, to community pharmacies. 

Connect with Pharmacy Introduction Letter - Bradford

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Connect with Pharmacy went live in Calderdale and Huddersfield on the 5th November 2018.  We have since rolled this service out to North Kirklees and other surrounding areas.   

Connect with Pharmacy Introduction Letter - Calderdale and Huddersfield

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Leeds

Connect with Pharmacy went live in Leeds on the 19th January 2017.

Connect with Pharmacy Bulletin - March 2017 

Connect with Pharmacy now has pages on the LTHT website.  These can be accessed on the link below:

http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pharmacy-services/connect-with-pharmacy/

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Wakefield

Connect with Pharmacy went live in Wakefield on the 23rd November 2020.

Connect with Pharmacy Introduction Letter - Wakefield 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 25th November 2020