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Less than a week left to respond to the national workforce survey

Community pharmacy contractors* are reminded that they have less than a week to respond to Health Education England's (HEE) national community pharmacy workforce survey. The online questionnaire about the workforce in each pharmacy is designed to inform HEE of the commissioning of future education and development programmes for community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the wider...

11 hours ago

National approach to MUR PPV to start in October

From next month, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will start undertaking post-payment verification (PPV) of payments to community pharmacy contractors for provision of the Medicines Use Review (MUR) service. This will involve requesting evidence from a sample of contractors to support payment claims they have submitted for MURs over a specified period. Why...

13 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...

14 hours ago

Needle and Syringe Programme

The overall aim of syringe and exchange services is to reduce the rates of equipment sharing amongst injecting drug users thereby preventing the risks of infection and drug related harm (individual and community).

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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Bradford Needle Syringe Programme

Steroid Clinic Poster

Needle Exchange Newsletter - July 2015


In January 2016 Bradford Council wrote to all pharmacies in Bradford inviting them to be part of the new Needle Exchange contract.  If you have not received a letter about this please contact John Bolloten, Needle Exchange Co-ordinator, 

john.bolloten@bradford.gov.uk or tel: (01274) 434206.

 

IMPORTANT- Please click on the link below to see information from Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire about the new Needle Exchange service.

Bradford Needle Exchange Letter

Before applying to provide the service contractors should consider the burden of delivering the service for the remuneration available.

 

Service Co-ordinator:

John Bolloten - john.bolloten@bradford.gov.uk

Claims are processed through the Needle Exchange Database.

 

Service Commissioner:

Bradford Local Authority 

Service Lead: Liz Barry - liz.barry@bradford.gov.uk

 

 

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Calderdale Needle Syringe Programme

Needle Exchange Service Level Agreement

Needle Exchange Letter

Exchange Menu

Pharmacy NSP Record Sheet

 

The service requires the pharmacy to provide a secure unit to house the clinical waste bin.

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

Service Commissioner:

Calderdale Recovery Steps, a partnership managed by DISC

Service Lead: Philip Edwards - philip.edwards@calderdalerecoverysteps.org.uk

 

 

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Kirklees Needle Syringe Programme

Needle Exchange Service Level Agreement

 

Service Commissioner:

Kirklees DAT

Service Lead: Maxine Hamilton - Maxine.Hamilton@kirklees.gov.uk

 

Claims are processed via NEO.

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Leeds Needle Syringe Programme

From 1st April 2014 PharmOutcomes is used to record activity and to capture data for the claims for the service.  In order to input the information onto PharmOutcomes pharmacies must ensure that the What Works forms are fully completed.

Copies of the What Works forms should be ordered from St Annes Tel: 0113 2421161.

Needles Pick & Mix Guidelines

Under 18s Policy

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

Intro to PharmOutcomes

The Leeds Pharmacy Needle Syringe Service was commissioned on a 3 year contract on 1st April 2016 following a tendering process.

 

Forward Leeds

Alcohol and Drug Services in Leeds are changing from 1st July 2015.  DISC, Barca Leeds, St Anne’s Community Services, St Martin’s Healthcare Service and Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust will work jointly under the banner of Forward Leeds to deliver a more accessible, integrated service to support adults and young people across the city.

Click here to go to the Forward Leeds website.

 

The Service will operate from 4 main centres in the city:

  • Irford House, Seacroft Crescent, LS14 6PA (Behind Tesco’s)
  • Armley Park Court, 9 Stanningley Road, LS12 2AE (Opposite Tesco Express)
  • 74 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ (around the corner from the Corn Exchange)
  • The Young Person’s Centre @ The Market Place, 8-18 New Market Street, LS1 6DG
  • Foward Leeds will also work from various health premises across the city.

Centre Opening Hours are: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone Number 0113 887 2477

Forward Leeds Poster

Forward Leeds Single Point of Contact Poster

 

 

Service Commissioner:

Leeds City Council

Service Lead: Alison Ferguson - Alison.Ferguson@leeds.gov.uk

 

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Wakefield Needle Syringe Programme

Wakefield Needle Exchange Transfer Guide

Needle Exchange Agreement

Xchange Form

Transaction Summary Sheet

 

From 1st July 2015 claims will be processed via PharmOutcomes.

Service Commissioner:

Turning Point

Contact: Joanne Bannister, Joanne.Bannister@turning-point.co.uk 01924 334300

 

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