Community Pharmacy advanced service specification: NHS Pharmacy First Service

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This service specification and these patient group directions and protocols are for the NHS Pharmacy First Service.

The NHS Pharmacy First Service incorporates the previous Community Pharmacist Consultation Service and builds on it to enable community pharmacy to complete episodes of care for seven common conditions following specific clinical pathways.

This will enable the management of common infections by community pharmacies through offering self-care, safety-netting advice, and supplying certain over the counter and prescription only medicines via clinical protocol and patient group directions.

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Launch of NHS Pharmacy First advanced service

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Letter to community pharmacy and general practice professionals regarding the launch of Pharmacy First.

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Published 31 January 2024.

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