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NHS England has issued new guidance for community pharmacies wishing to claim payments this year under the Quality Payments Scheme. The scheme financially rewards community pharmacies for improving the quality of care for patients by meeting a number of criteria centred on themes of clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience. These include: becoming accredited […]
Patients across England are set to benefit from more convenient trips to the GP with the announcement by NHS England of new, surgery-based clinical pharmacists to help with routine medication and treatment. Over 700 more practices in England will benefit from having a pharmacist located in their GP surgery covering up to six million patients […]
Applications are now being invited for the 2017 Clinical Fellowship Scheme for practising pharmacists. The placements will allow nine clinical fellows to work in an apprenticeship style model for 12 months with the most senior leaders across the NHS and healthcare-related organisations. All successful applicants will be appointed to host organisations and take up fellowship […]
NHS England has published initial guidance for a new scheme which for the first time financially rewards community pharmacists for improving the quality of care for patients. The Quality Payments Scheme initial guidance is part of the Department of Health’s Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, announced in October 2016. Up to £75 million is available to […]
NHS England is today launching a scheme to get 1,500 more clinical pharmacists working in GP surgeries – a move set to benefit patients across the country. Clinical pharmacists are highly trained experts in disease and medication that can work as part of the general practice team to provide specialist advice for patients, particularly the […]
NHS England has today (20 October 2016) announced a £42m Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) to support pharmacy to transform how it operates across the NHS for the benefit of patients over the next two years. The Pharmacy Integration Fund will support community pharmacy as it develops new clinical pharmacy services, working practices and digital platforms […]
In advance of the Community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service re-commencing on 1st September 2016 NHS England is today releasing the service specification and accompanying Patient Group Direction (PGD) for use by pharmacy contractors who wish to take part in this service. This will enable individual pharmacists to finalise completion of the Declaration of […]
NHS England has announced it will recommission the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme in 2016/17, after nearly a quarter of a million more people benefited from vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting during the previous year. A total of 10,407,913 seasonal flu vaccinations were delivered in 2015/16. This included 240,259 additional patients who chose […]
Antibiotic resistant bacteria – or bacteria that can no longer be killed by our drugs – are now one of the biggest threats to health the world faces today. The problem is enhanced by overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which means we all have a role to play in solving it, whether we’re a patient, […]
More than seven million patients will soon have access to expert advice from a clinical pharmacist when they visit their GP, thanks to the expansion of a new scheme to fund, recruit and employ pharmacists in local practices. NHS England has more than doubled funding from £15m to £31m for its clinical pharmacists in general […]