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PSNC Appeal in the Judicial Review case: contractor summary

Over the last two days, 22nd and 23rd May 2018, PSNC has been in the Royal Courts of Justice appealing Mr Justice Collin's Judgment in the Judicial Review case relating to the funding reductions and changes imposed on community pharmacies. The Appeal was heard by three Court of Appeal Judges – Lord Justice Irwin, Lord...

6 hours ago

MHRA Drug Safety Update – May 2018

Date Issued: 24th May 2018 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 11, Issue 10, March 2018) has been published and includes articles on: Valproate medicines (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): Pregnancy Prevention Programme materials online ; Braltus (tiotropium): risk of inhalation of capsule if placed in the mouthpiece of the inhaler;...

7 hours ago

GDPR update: Notifying the ICO about DPOs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect tomorrow (25th May 2018), but PSNC has received reports that community pharmacy contractors have been finding it difficult to get through to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via its helpline and that the ICO website is also unavailable. As stated in the Community Pharmacy...

10 hours ago

Respiratory Inhaler Check-up Service

The Inhaler Check-up service is commissioned by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This service aims to improve patients’ ability to manage their own asthma and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through improving inhaler technique and ensuring that they are able to use their inhalers effectively and correctly. 

The Inhaler Check-up service is being commissioned for 12 months from Monday 14th May 2018 until Monday 13th May 2019 and can be offered to patients with inhaled medication for asthma and / or COPD.

 

Below you will find links to a range of documents to support service delivery in your pharmacy. 

 

Service Specification

NHS Standard Contract 17/18 and 18/19 Particulars

Asthma Control Test (ACT) Form

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) Form

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) User Guide

Inhaler Technique Consultation Form

Leeds Inhaler Device Guide

Inhaler Service Consultation Guide

Inhaler Service Flowchart

Inhaler Service Resource List

BLF Leaflet - MUR Guide

BLF Leaflet - Questions to ask your patients

 

Inhaler Check-up Training Presentation - Presentation from the Inhaler Check-up Training Event

 

Additional Resources

 

CPPE Modules

Various e-modules are available to support Declaration of Competence:

 

Primary Care Modules

These CPD e-modules from the Primary Care Respiratory Academy will help support Declaration of Competence. You can access them all at: http://www.respiratoryacademy.co.uk/clinical-resources/cpd-modules/  and they cover: Inhaler devices; Supported self-management in COPD; Management of comorbidities in asthma; Management of comorbidities in COPD; Smoking cessation; Spirometry; Acute exacerbations of COPD; Supported asthma self-management; Childhood wheeze; and The value of tests in respiratory disease.

 

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and produced by Cogora, working in partnership with the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) with endorsement from the British Lung Foundation. Cogora publish Pulse, Nursing in Practice and Healthcare Leader. The initiative is supported by funding from Pfizer, on behalf of the Novartis-Pfizer Alliance, and from Napp Pharmaceuticals.

 

Asthma UK Resources - https://www.asthma.org.uk

 

Smokefree - https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

 

Cancer Research UK - https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

 

Be Clear on Cancer - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/early-diagnosis-activities/be-clear-on-cancer

 

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary: Asthma - http://cks.nice.org.uk/asthma

 

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary: COPD - http://cks.nice.org.uk/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

 

BTS Guidance: Asthma - https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/guidelines/btssign-british-guideline-on-the-management-of-asthma/