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COVID-19: Smartcard multi-site code added to cards of pharmacy professionals

NHS Digital are adding the multi-site FFFFF Smartcard code to Smartcards with the pharmacist or technician role, for the duration of the pandemic. The initiative has been supported by PSNC and NHS England and NHS Improvement. The bulk activity performed by NHS Digital is scheduled to take place across this week and to be finished...

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New COVID-19 codes added to SCR Additional Information

New COVID-19 SNOMED CT codes have been added to SCR Additional Information to capture suspected or confirmed COVID-19 status from GP systems. GPs have been instructed to record whether a patient is assumed to have had COVID-19, whether a patient has been tested, and whether the patient is at risk of medical complications should they...

23 hours ago

Supporting carers during the COVID-19 pandemic 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacies have had to make necessary changes to their usual ways of working in order to ensure local communities can continue to access their medicines.  The Carers Trust has reported that some carers have had difficulty coping with some of these changes – including queuing outside the pharmacy as a result...

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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