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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 […]
NHS England, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and other partners in the GP Workforce 10 Point Plan are organising a series of webinars and events to help GP practices and pharmacists understand more about its clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot. Launched on 7 July, this innovative new scheme will introduce around 250 clinical pharmacists into general […]
The NHS will today launch its national public awareness campaign in a bid to persuade people to seek advice early from their local pharmacist if they are ‘feeling under the weather’. The campaign, ‘feeling under the weather’ has been launched to encourage people, particularly older people and those with existing respiratory conditions, to nip health […]
Delivered by around 100 senior pharmacy professionals and primarily focused on hospital care, Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS), underpin the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines across the country. This review, led by Dr Keith Ridge CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, sets out a way to provide SPS in a safe, sustainable and equitable manner. The […]
The necessary changes have been made to The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 to allow the following things to happen: The New Medicines Service (NMS) is being extended to enable community pharmacies to continue to provide this service through to the 31st March 2014. At the request of NHS England, Department […]