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Service case study: British Heart Foundation Innovation Award secures HLP pilot

Patients in Cheshire & Merseyside can now get their blood pressure and heartbeat screened in accredited Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs) as part of a new joint project implemented in various settings across the region. How was the service set up? This service is linked to a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Blood Pressure Innovation Award which...

2 hours ago

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...

3 hours ago

Easter holiday opening hours – is your NHS Choices profile up to date?

Community pharmacy contractors will already be aware of the ongoing requirement to apply to or notify local NHS England teams if they wish to amend their bank holiday opening intentions. In preparation for the upcoming Easter holiday period, community pharmacy contractors are also encouraged to update their public holiday opening times on their NHS Choices...

9 hours ago

Self-care (including Pharmacy First)

Pharmacy First LogoThe Pharmacy First service is commissioned to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give self-care advice on a range of minor ailments releasing capacity in general practice and providing an appropriate alternative to the use of general practice or other health care environment (i.e. A&E, Out of Hours Urgent Care).

If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.

Only patients registered with a GP in the following areas are eligible to receive advice and treatment under the Pharmacy First Service:

  • Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven (AWC) CCG
  • Bradford City (BC) CCG
  • Bradford Districts (BD) CCG
  • Leeds North (LN) CCG
  • Leeds South and East (LSE) CCG
  • Leeds West (LW) CCG
  • West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing (WWHW)

Those patients not registered with a GP or registered with a GP from outside these areas should be offered advice and purchase of OTC treatment, or informed to contract their GP.

If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.
 

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General Pharmacy First 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

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

Patient.co.uk Health information leaflets

Self Care Forum Factsheets

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

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

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

AWC Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter

AWC Service Specification 2016-2017

AWC CCG GP List

AWC Formulary

AWC Formulary Update - Sugar Free Medicines

AWC Consultation Form 

AWC Pharmacy First GP Guide

AWC Quality Incident and Complaints Form

AWC Safeguarding Adults Policy

AWC Safeguarding Children Policy

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources

 

A Pharmacy First webpage is now available on the AWC CCG website at: http://www.airedalewharfedalecravenccg.nhs.uk/your-health/local-health-services/pharmacists/pharmacy-first/
 
The list of pharmacies providing the service is available at http://www.airedalewharfedalecravenccg.nhs.uk/your-health/local-health-services/pharmacists/pharmacy-first/pharmacies-in-the-pharmacy-first-scheme/

 

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Bradford City CCG Pharmacy First Service

With effect from 31st May 2017, this service is no longer offered in Bradford City.

 

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Bradford Districts CCG Pharmacy First Service

With effect from 31st May 2017, the service is no longer offered in Bradford District.

 

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Leeds North CCG Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

Leeds North Pharmacy First Extension Letter

Leeds North Service Specification

Leeds North GP List

Leeds North Formulary

Leeds North Consultation Form

Leeds North Service on a Page for Pharmacies

Leeds North GP Guide

Leeds North Service on a Page for GPs

Leeds North Service on a Page for Reception Staff

Head Lice Information 

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources

The slides from the information evening on 18th October 2015 are available to view on the link below.  The Service Guide outlines the service step-by-step.

Leeds North Pharmacy First Information Event Slides 

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Leeds South and East CCG Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

Leeds South and East Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter

Leeds South and East Service Specification

Leeds South and East GP List

Leeds South and East Formulary

Leeds South and East Consultation Form

Leeds South and East GP Guide

Leeds South and East Service on a Page for Pharmacies

Leeds South and East Service on a Page for GPs

Leeds South and East Service on a Page for Reception Staff

Referring Patients to Pharmacy First - A 3 Step Guide for Reception Staff

Head Lice Information

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources 

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Leeds West CCG Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

Leeds West Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter

Leeds West Service Specification

Leeds West GP List

Leeds West Formulary

Leeds West Consultation Form

Leeds West Service on a Page for Pharmacies

Leeds West GP Guide

Leeds West Service on a Page for GPs

Leeds West Service on a Page for Reception Staff

Head Lice Information  

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources 

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West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Pharmacy First Service

This service will continue until 31st March 2018.  Please see Service Extension Letter below for more information.

West Wakefield Pharmacy First Service Extension Letter

West Wakefield Service Specification

West Wakefield GP List

West Wakefield Formulary

West Wakefield Consultation Form

West Wakefield Service on a Page

West Wakefield GP Guide

Also see the General Pharmacy First Resources

 

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