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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

11 hours ago

Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

Respiratory (EPIC Service)

NHS Leeds West CCG are commissioning a community pharmacy Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) service called the EPIC service.  The service is part of the NHS Leeds West CCG EPIC project which forms part of the New Models of Care Programme (Vanguard) in Leeds West.

EPIC Service Specification

EPIC Pharmacy Folder 

Leeds Inhaler Device Instruction Guide 

Consultation Guide for Community Pharmacy

Consultation Form

Patient Appointment

Preventer Inhaler Questions

GP Referral Form

Availability of placebo inhalers

 

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) - http://catestonline.org/images/pdfs/CATest.pdf

 

Training Event Slides:

EPIC CPWY Slides

EPIC LWCCG Slides