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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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Corticosteroids: rare risk of central serous chorioretinopathy with systemic and local administration

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued advice on the risk of central serous chorioretinopathy. This has been associated with systemic use of corticosteroids but recently it has also been reported after local administration of corticosteroids via inhaled, intranasal, epidural, intra-articular, topical dermal and periocular routes. The MHRA is advising healthcare professionals...

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CPPE launches New Medicine Service e-course

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched an e-course which will enable learners to gain the key knowledge, skills and behaviours to support delivery of the New Medicine Service (NMS) and to ensure they are delivering a patient-centred, high-quality service. The course will give pharmacy professionals the opportunity to learn in live online...

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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