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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...

14 hours ago

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...

22 hours ago

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

This afternoon (12th April 2021), a CAS alert has been issued containing guidance for prescribers in primary care and community pharmacies in relation to the therapeutic use of inhaled budesonide in adults (50 years and over) with COVID-19. This follows the recent announcement of the interim results from the National Institute for Health Research supported...

2 days ago

Supervised Consumption

Under the terms of this service the pharmacist supervises the consumption of prescribed medicines, ensuring that the dose has been administered and consumed as required by the prescription, to the patient.

Within West Yorkshire this service is commissioned for the supervision of drugs used within substance misuse services.

FP10MDA endorsement guidance can be accessed here:

http://psnc.org.uk/dispensing-supply/endorsement/endorsement-guidance/ 

 

General Information

New Psychoactive Substances - Briefing for Professionals

Please see below briefing discussing Spice.  Spice is a nickname for a herbal mixture containing one or more of a group of drugs called synthetic cannabinoids.  The briefing includes details on what Spice is, the effects of Spice, dealing with Spice overdose and the potential medicines interactions.

 
Spice Information Sheet 
 
 

A supervised consumption service is commissioned in every area within West Yorkshire.

 

Information relating to payments for these services during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

 

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 Supervised Consumption

Bradford Supervision - Contract Variation 2020

Supervision Service Specification 2018

Pharmacy Terms & Conditions

Client 2 Way Agreement - Appendix 1

Client 3 Way Agreement - Appendix 2

Template GDPR Contract Variation

Template GDPR Due Diligence (Current Contracts) 


 The documents below will help you in using PharmOutcomes to record your supervisions.

PharmOutcomes Letter

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

 

Bradford Supervision Update - November 2020 

Please see the letter below for guidance for supervised consumption clients during the current national lockdown period.

Bradford Supervision Update - November 2020

 

 

Prescription Queries


Single point of contact: 01274 296023 

 
Urgent administrative matters: 01274 715833 or 7156861 

 

 

Clinical Site 

Delivery of all CGL clinical services are now from Unity Building in Manningham Lane, This address will be printed on all Bradford New Directions prescriptions going forward. 

CGL Bradford New Directions, Unity, 30 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD1 3DN. 

 

Service Commissioner still continues to be:

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Service Lead: Colin Stansbie - colin.stansbie@bradford.gov.uk

 

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Calderdale Supervised Consumption

Service Specification - Please contact the commissioner if you require a copy of the service specification.

Protocol

Patient Contract

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.


Service Commissioner:

Calderdale Recovery Steps, a partnership managed by Human Kind.

Service Lead: Fiona Thaxter - f.thaxter@nhs.net

 

PHS have been contracted to provide the clinical waste management.  If you have any queries please contact the PHS Accounts Manager, Joan Miles on 07887 588 897.

 

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Kirklees Supervised Consumption

Supervision Service Level Agreement 2019

CGL Pharmacy Fitness to Practice Form

Halal Certificate for Espranor: July 19 - July 20

Supervision Service Renewal Letter 2019

 

 

Kirklees Supervision Update - November 2020 

Please see the letter below for guidance for supervised consumption clients during the current national lockdown period.

 Kirklees Supervision Update - November 2020

 

 

Service Commissioner:

change, grow, live (CGL)

 

Point of contact for pharmacies:

Michelle Hey

Telephone 01484 353333

Email:-  michelle.hey@cgl.org.uk

 

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Leeds Supervised Consumption

The current contract for the Supervised Consumption Service in Leeds has been in place since 1st July 2018 and is due to expire on 30th June 2021.  Supervised consumption is an important service provided by pharmacies to target misuse of illicit substances, prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce risk to service users.  The service is currently delivered by a number of pharmacies in Leeds in collaboration with Forward Leeds: the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families. 

If you have any queries about this service, please contact the Leeds City Council, Adults & Health Commissioning team via:

  • Email: SubstanceMisuse@leeds.gov.uk
  • Fax: (0113) 336 7057
  • Post: Adults & Health Commissioning (Supervised Consumption), Leeds City Council, 5th Floor East Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8BB   

A copy of the current supervised consumption contract, including specification, can be accessed below.

Supervision Service Contract with Specification 


Claims are to be submitted through PharmOutcomes. 

 

Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds delivers an accessible, integrated drug and alcohol service to support adults and young people across the city.  

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

 

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Wakefield Supervised Consumption 

Wakefield Supervision SLA Contract Extension Letter - 2020

Wakefield Supervision Service Agreement – Part A

Wakefield Supervision Service Agreement – Part B

Appendix 1 - Roles and Responsibilities

Appendix 2 - Missed Dose Flowchart

Appendix 3 – Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Appendix 4 - 4-Way Pharmacy Agreement

 

Claims will be processed via PharmOutcomes.

Service Commissioner:

Turning Point

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



Guidance on CD Instalment Prescriptions – the “appropriate” date

Turning Point has informed us that they are receiving a number of queries about what is defined as the "appropriate date" on CD instalment prescriptions such as those for methadone and buprenorphine. These prescriptions are valid for 28 days after the "appropriate" date which is either the date on which it was signed by the prescriber, OR, the date indicated by the prescriber as being the date before which it shall not be supplied - whichever is the later of the two dates.

Turning Point have produced some helpful guidance that can be found below.

 

Turning Point Instalment Script Guidance - The Appropriate Date 


 

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Last Updated: 4th November 2020