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COVID-19: Smartcard multi-site code added to cards of pharmacy professionals

NHS Digital are adding the multi-site FFFFF Smartcard code to Smartcards with the pharmacist or technician role, for the duration of the pandemic. The initiative has been supported by PSNC and NHS England and NHS Improvement. The bulk activity performed by NHS Digital is scheduled to take place across this week and to be finished...

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New COVID-19 codes added to SCR Additional Information

New COVID-19 SNOMED CT codes have been added to SCR Additional Information to capture suspected or confirmed COVID-19 status from GP systems. GPs have been instructed to record whether a patient is assumed to have had COVID-19, whether a patient has been tested, and whether the patient is at risk of medical complications should they...

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Supporting carers during the COVID-19 pandemic 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacies have had to make necessary changes to their usual ways of working in order to ensure local communities can continue to access their medicines.  The Carers Trust has reported that some carers have had difficulty coping with some of these changes – including queuing outside the pharmacy as a result...

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Pharmacy First

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Pharmacy First is currently commissioned by NHS Leeds CCG. It is commissioned to provide patients with more choice and easier access for self-care advice from a pharmacist for a range of common/less serious conditions. The service is commissioned to help release capacity in general practice by providing an appropriate alternative for the treatment of minor ailments. 

The Pharmacy First service encourages patients to self-care following advice from their pharmacist. Patients will only be recommended or provided with medication where absolutely necessary. 

Only patients registered with a Leeds GP are eligible for the Leeds Pharmacy First service.

 

  

 NHS Leeds CCG Pharmacy First Service

The service has now been extended to 31st March 2021.  Please see service extension letter, NHS Standard Contract, Service Specification and updated Formulary which will be in place from 1st April 2020.

 

Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter - Independents

Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter - Multiples

NHS Standard Contract 2019/20

Leeds Service Specification 2020/21

Leeds Formulary - April 2020

Leeds Consultation Form - 2020/21

 

 

Claims for this service are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

 

Bulletins

Leeds Pharmacy First Bulletin - February 2019 

 

 

Resources

Service Guide 

Pharmacy Poster

GP Poster

Antibiotic Leaflet

Antibiotic Leaflet with Images

Cough Leaflet

Cough Leaflet with Images

Caring for Children with Coughs Leaflet

Self-Care Guide to Help You Treat Your Infection

Self Care Forum Factsheets

Patient.co.uk - Health information leaflets

Treat Yourself Better website - Not available as a leaflet but patients can be signposted to the website.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx

http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/view-booklet.php  

 

To support pharmacy teams in managing minor illnesses, including identifying red flag symptoms, PSNC has compiled a one-stop resource hub linking to the most up to date clinic resources on managing minor illnesses.  See Minor Illnesses Resource Hub.

 

If you have any queries about the Pharmacy First service, please contact Lisa Meeks by emailing lisa@cpwy.org.

 

 

Last Updated: 3rd April 2020