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Patient questionnaire requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that a requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service is to ask all patients who have a flu vaccination to complete the patient questionnaire. An IT platform is available to enable patient questionnaires from the Flu Vaccination Service to be completed electronically either by the patient themselves or with help from the pharmacy...

8 hours ago

PGD addendum published for the Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19

Public Health England (PHE) has published an addendum to the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 Patient Group Direction (PGD). This addendum provides the legal basis for two activities to take place: For pharmacists to administer the recommended vaccine to patients who have inadvertently received the non-recommended vaccine for their age group during the 2018/19...

1 day ago

Epipen Junior Shortage – Patient Letter

Following the ongoing supply issues with Epipen Junior 150mcg which are expected to last for several months, NHS England has today issued a letter (shared through GPs) to all patients and users of Epipen Junior with further advice. To view the letter click here. The letter can be used by pharmacies to support patients and...

1 day ago

Wakefield Weight Management Service

The Wakefield Weight Management Service is to be commissioned by Wakefield City Council in 12 pharmacies across Wakefield.  Closing date for expressions of interest was Monday 2nd July 2018.
 
The service aims to support people who have attended a Tier 3 Weight Management programme in Wakefield to keep track of their weight and other measurements once they have completed the Tier 3 programme.  

The pharmacy intervention will be for adults over 18 years and will include:

  • Initial consultation – goal review and taking measurements using Tanita Scales
  • Fortnightly checks to review measurements
  • Referral back to Wakefield Council specialist services if necessary 
For further information please refer to the service specification below.
 
Weight Management Service Specification
 
 
 
 

Resources

Weight Management Service Guide

Consultation Form

PharmOutcomes Instructions

Referral Form

Height Conversion Chart

Weight Conversion Chart

Tanita Scales - What Do My Results Mean?