Category: Community Pharmacy

Primary Care Networks: Everything You Need To Know

The NHS Long term plan was published in January 2019 and included the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). This is  GP Practices joining together and forming primary care networks. Such groups of neighbouring practices will typically consist of 30,000 to 50,000 people. Since July 1st there are already 1,259 PCNs covering all the patients… Read more »

NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

With the five-year community pharmacy funding deal being announced, a new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) will be implemented on October 2019. This advanced service will connect patients suffering from minor illness with a community pharmacist as their first point of contact. The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), previously called the Digital Minor… Read more »

New Community Pharmacy Funding Deal

The five-year community pharmacy funding deal has been announced with a greater focus on services. While there has been some mixed feelings surrounding the new community pharmacy funding deal, pharmacy bodies seem generally pleased.   Some has raised the issue that flat funding will limit the ability of the community pharmacy sector to invest and… Read more »

The Importance Of Becoming An Antibiotic Guardian

Community pharmacies in England will run a mandatory public health campaign in September focusing on antimicrobial resistance. It also touches on not expecting antibiotics for everything and that patients must always complete the course. Being an Antibiotic Guardian can help prevent or minimise the real issues surrounding antibiotic resistance. Fact is, we are seeing dangerous… Read more »

Modernising Community Pharmacy For The Future

We don’t have to tell you that a community pharmacy is a vital lifeline for many people. Especially when you consider that 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy every day in England. For many, pharmacies are more than just a place to get medicine as people also rely on them for medical advice before… Read more »

Community Pharmacy In Crisis

Community Pharmacy (CP) is a profession that is going through an extremely tough time. Community Pharmacies offer a huge number of invaluable services but unfortunately not everyone seems to recognise it at the moment. In December 2016, there were major changes to the pharmacy funding model which continued in 2018 and into 2019. The Government… Read more »