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Drug Tariff Watch: September 2018 changes

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place fromĀ 1st September 2018. Part VIIIA additions Category A: *Glucose 50% solution for infusion 50ml vials (25) Category C: Atovaquone 750mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free n (226ml) – Wellvone Benzalkonium chloride 0.5% shampoo...

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NICE publishes quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community, which covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support they need to manage their medicines. Four quality statements have been published as part of...

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Prescription Services Notice to contractors

Prescriptions Services announce they are no longer able to return documents incorrectly submitted with your end-of-month bundle. It is important to check that you only include forms and paperwork intended for Prescription Services along with your FP34C. Common incorrect paperwork sent to Prescription Services include: NHS Minor Eye Conditions service Nicotine Replacement Therapy vouchers Hospital...

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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
 
 
 
 

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Consultation Form

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Height Conversion Chart

Weight Conversion Chart

Tanita Scales - What Do My Results Mean?