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Ramadan – coronavirus resources for pharmacy teams

Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not...

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Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service

The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. If I supply as one transaction, four boxes of test kits to a person requesting kits for four people, do I get paid four transaction...

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COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert: inhaled Budesonide for adults with COVID-19

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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

Bradford Needle Exchange Service Specification 

Bradford Needle Exchange: Delivery Guidance Document

Bradford Needle Exchange: Order Form

Bradford Needle Exchange Database

 

Service Co-ordinator:

Colin Stansbiecolin.stansbie@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 

 

As you will already know, a new equipment supplier contract started on Monday 1st July 2019. You will all have been visited by company representatives and trained on how to order stock.  Just to re-iterate the procedure, it is: 

From Monday 1st July 2019 your equipment supplier is Exchange Supplies. 

 

Head Office and Warehouse:

Address: Exchange Supplies, 1 Great Western Industrial Centre, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RD.

Tel number: 01305 262244, Email: info@exchangesupplies.org 

 

Account Manager:

Louise Evans, Mobile: 07403 241244, Email: louise@exchangesupplies.org

 

If you need a sharps collection then please email clinical.waste@bradford.gov.uk as usual. 

 

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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 Human Kind.

Service Lead: Adele Molyneux - Adele.Molyneux@calderdalerecoverysteps.org.uk

 

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Kirklees Needle Syringe Programme

Needle Exchange Service Renewal Letter 2019

Needle Exchange Subcontract Variation Form 2019

 

Service Commissioner:

change, grow, live (CGL)

 

Point of contact for pharmacies:

Michelle Hey

Telephone 01484 353333

Email:-  michelle.hey@cgl.org.uk

 

Claims are processed via NEO.

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Leeds Needle Exchange Service

Leeds City Council’s Adults & Health Commissioning Team commission the Pharmacy Needle Exchange Service.  The current contract is due to expire on 31st March 2021.  A copy of the contract can be accessed here:

Leeds Needle Exchange Contract - Updated 2019

In Leeds, this Needle Exchange Service is currently delivered by Forward Leeds from 3 separate locations.  Forward Leeds is the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families.  In conjunction with Forward Leeds, the service is also delivered by a number of city-wide pharmacies. 

Pharmacies, with the assistance of the client, must fully complete a What Works prescription form.  Pads of the What Works forms are provided by Forward Leeds.  Please contact Forward Leeds if you run out.  Alternatively, please contact Leeds City Council. 

Details from the What Works forms must then be input on to PharmOutcomes.  This not only works out what pharmacies need to be paid but also collates useful statistical information about the service. 

 

Contact details

 

Forward Leeds

Website: https://www.forwardleeds.co.uk/

Telephone: (0113) 887 2477

Locations:

  • Irford House, Seacroft Crescent, LS14 6PA
  • Armley Park Court, 9 Stanningley Road, LS12 2AE
  • 74 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ

 

Leeds City Council

Email: SubstanceMisuse@leeds.gov.uk

Fax: (0113) 336 7057

Post: Adults & Health Commissioning (Needle Exchange), Leeds City Council, 5th Floor East Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8BB  

  

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Wakefield Needle Syringe Programme (and Take-Home Naloxone Service)


Needle & Syringe

Needle Exchange: Turning Point Service Specification - Part A

Appendix 1: Example NSP SOP

Appendix 2: Handing out Equipment Checklist and Contact Numbers

Appendix 3: Roles and Responsibilities – NSP

Needle Exchange: Turning Point Services Agreement - Part B

Wakefield Needle Exchange Transfer Guide

Xchange Form

Transaction Summary Sheet

 

 

See below information about the Take Home Naloxone Service.

Turning Point Service Specification: Naloxone Part B Generic

Naloxone Contract Extension Letter to 31st March 2021

Naloxone Example Pharmacy SOP

Naloxone Quick Intervention Training for Community Pharmacy Teams

 

 

All claims must be processed via PharmOutcomes.

Service Commissioner:

Turning Point

Contact: 0300 123 1912 option 3 then option 1.

 

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Last Updated: 11th January 2021