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Educational Podcasts and Videos Focusing on Community Pharmacy

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.

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A Case Finding Hypertension Service

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – Everything you need to know

Pharmacy First Service

Reflecting on the Challenges Facing Dispensing Practices

 

A Case Finding Hypertension Service

Early detection of hypertension is vital and there is evidence that community pharmacy has a key role in detection and subsequent treatment of hypertension and CVD, improving outcomes and reducing the burden on GPs.

Debby Crockford, Chief Officer at Community Pharmacy South Central, introduces us to ‘ A Case Finding Hypertension Service’ which is an interplay between Primary Care and pharmacies. Debby explains how the service works and addresses potential concerns GPs may have.

Find out more here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/pharmacy/pharmacy-integration-fund/nhs-community-pharmacy-hypertension-case-finding-advanced-service/

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Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – Everything you need to know

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service launched in October 2019 as an advanced service. Since 1st November 2020, general practices have been able to refer patients for a minor illness consultation via CPCS, once a local referral pathway has been agreed.

Carolyn Beale, Support & Implementation Manager from Community Pharmacy Swindon and Wiltshire joins Dr Laura Edwards, Medical Director at Wessex LMCs. Carolyn explains more about how the service works and the benefits for GPs.

Wessex GP CPCS Ref Sheet for Wessex Medical Committee updated 27.01.2022

For further info see https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/community-pharmacist-consultation-service/

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Pharmacy First Service

Laura Edwards and Sarah Cotton discuss Pharmacy First a new initiative that has been rolled out across the country. They discuss how the new service is going including what conditions are covered, the funding and some of the myths surrounding it. There are also some top tips of how to get the most from this service for your patients and what future developments there might be.

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Reflecting on the Challenges Facing Dispensing Practices

In this podcast Ed Kennedy who is a Managing Partner at the Wickham Surgery in Hampshire, reflects on his own personal experience of the challenges dispensing practices are currently facing and why these are occurring.  Ed also introduces his role with the Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) and the support that is available for Dispensing Managers through this.

With our Conference for PMs and GPs fasting approaching on the 25th June, we thought it would be useful to provider a taster for one of our breakout sessions for dispensing practices, so please do register for the conference and come along to hear Ed & Dr Ben Inglis talk about the challenges and hear some ideas on how to resolve these.

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Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023