Tag: NHS

Pharmacy Quality Scheme Overview

In December 2016, a Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme (QPS) was introduced which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). Then, July 2019 saw a new Pharmacy Quality Scheme announced for the remainder of 2019/20. This was part of the five-year deal CPCF with funding of £75 million.   The Pharmacy Quality Scheme… 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 »

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 »

Children’s Oral Health Part 2 – Sugar

National Smile month runs annually between 13 May and 13 June. It is a high profile Mandatory Public Health campaign at the request of NHS England aiming to raise awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene. Among others, one of the primary focal points is children’s oral health. The World Health organisation (WHO) states… Read more »