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COVID-19 support: Free access to wellbeing apps

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have issued information on the first in a series of psychological support for all NHS staff, including those working in primary care, during the COVID-19 outbreak. NHSE&I note the importance of healthcare workers looking after their own health and wellbeing, whilst supporting patients and their family. The initial offer...

15 hours ago

COVID-19: PSNC Negotiations Update

PSNC has today (27th March) published a list of the possible action points that we are in urgent negotiations with the NHS and Government about to ensure that community pharmacy teams are fully supported in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include discussions on an urgent funding rescue package, recognising the enormous financial pressures...

2 days ago

COVID-19 Response – PSNC Negotiations Action List

This briefing outlines the scope of the urgent discussions that are ongoing between PSNC, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) to ensure that community pharmacy teams have the support they need to play their role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PLEASE NOTE: This document...

2 days ago

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Hearts Project


Across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WYHHCP) there is an ambition to reduce the number of CVD incidents by 10% by 2021, through a project known as Healthy Hearts. This project is being led by the West Yorkshire Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) on behalf of WYHHCP.

The project is focusing on three areas: high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes which means community pharmacies may see more patients who require new medication or changes to their existing medication.

A range of resources have been created in collaboration with Public Health England and the British Heart Foundation. In particular, top tips for community pharmacy and action you can take, a patient leaflet on how to look after your heart combining all the public health messages and sources of support into one leaflet, including an easy read version.

 

The healthy hearts website where both community pharmacy and your patients can find more information and keep up to date about the project and resources.  Information includes:

Hypertension Treatment Guidance

Healthy living leaflet

Statin intolerance guidance

GP referral letter BP (NMS)  patient letter

 

 

Last Updated: 22nd January 2020