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Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC a recent Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar. Over 600 people registered for yesterday's webinar presented by Gordon Hockey (PSNC Director of Operations and Support) and Suraj Shah (PSNC Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager). During the webinar, Gordon explained what an SSP is, clarified situations...

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July 2019 Price Concessions – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Alverine 60mg capsules 100 £9.80 Bumetanide 1mg tablets 28 £1.65 Cefalexin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100ml £1.95 Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £9.43 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.56 Diamorphine 30mg powder...

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Supply Issue Notice: Sanofi Experience Distribution Disruptions

Sanofi are currently experiencing difficulties ensuring sufficient product availability for normal supply to pharmacies. Sanofi say ‘The problem was caused by a change in our UK logistics provider and an unexpected technical issue with one of their IT systems.’ Sanofi expect product availability will be back to normal within two weeks and ask that pharmacy teams...

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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.

We have had a sucessfull rollout of this service from Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.  In 2019, we are planning further rollout from Bradford Royal Infirmary. Leeds and York Partnerships (mental health and learning disabilities services) and Airedale General Hospital.

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy Bulletins and Videos 

Connect with Pharmacy Bulletin - March 2019 

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Bradford

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

Connect with Pharmacy Introduction Letter - Bradford

Connect with Pharmacy Guide - Bradford

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Phase 1 of 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.   

From this date hospital discharge letters from Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be sent electronically, via PharmOutcomes, to community pharmacies. 

Connect with Pharmacy Introduction Letter - Calderdale and Huddersfield

Connect with Pharmacy Guide - Calderdale and Huddersfield

 

 

Connect with Pharmacy in Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) have funded this service improvement project.  Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) are working in partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) in the development and implementation of this project.

Connect with Pharmacy Guide

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/

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10th July 2019