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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

Publications

R. Buchan, N. Hughes, R. Urban, R. Turner.  Can community pharmacy target the male population to provide alcohol intervention and brief advice? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2014) 22 (Suppl. 2), p19. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12145/pdf

R. Urban, R. Buchan , R. Turner , N. Hughes. Implementation of a pharmacy self-care scheme to prevent patients attending general practice within a majority South-Asian population. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2015) 23 (Suppl. S2).  p78 accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12213/epdf
 
R. Urban, R. Buchan , R. Turner , N. Hughes. Utilising community pharmacy to increase uptake and accessibility to seasonal influenza vaccination. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2015) 23 (Suppl. S2).  p98 accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12213/epdf
 
E. Manrai , R. Urban, F. Fox. Understanding the type of queries and interventions made within a community pharmacy for patients with cognitive impairment and the related resource required.  International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2015) 23 (Suppl. S2).  p89 accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12213/epdf
 
R. Urban, R. Buchan, R. Turner. Implementation of a pharmacy urgent repeat medicines (PURM) service to reduce burden on out-of-hours provision. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2016) 24 (Suppl. 1), p8. Accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12258/epdf
 
N. Hughes, R. Urban, H. Zaman, R. Turner. Evaluation of a training programme for community pharmacy staff in West Yorkshire. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, (2016) 24 (Suppl. 1), p34. Accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijpp.12259/epdf