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“That was the year that was”

By Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas Can you remember those heady, far-off days of early March 2020 BC (Before Coronavirus)? The world seemed a simpler place back then before pharmacies across the land were suddenly hit by a deluge of requests for masks, paracetamol and hand sanitiser, and the wheels nearly came off. Except they didn’t. As the health service threatened to crumble around them, community pharmacy teams held their nerve and under relentless pressure kept their doors open for patients. It was humbling to witness and, for us, the stand-out story of an extraordinary year. Pharmacy delivered – as it always does – but at what cost, asks PM editor Richard Thomas

GPs can make CPCS referrals from Sunday

From Sunday November 1, GPs will be able to refer patients with minor illnesses to community pharmacies via the NHS consultation service. 

GP referrals to CPCS to start in the autumn

GP practices will be able to refer patients to pharmacies through the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service this autumn.

Urgent supply notifications go live on Sonar and PharmOutcomes

NHS Digital is rolling out electronic notifications to GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent medicine supply from a community pharmacy.

Over 30 million use NHS 111 online during pandemic

A “record number” of people have used NHS 111 online since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, NHS Digital has said. 

Roll out of EPS 4 being accelerated

Pharmacies should see hand signed FP10s replaced with Phase 4 tokens.

Simon Stevens visits pharmacy to mark CPCS milestone

NHS chief Simon Stevens marked the fact pharmacies in England have processed over 300k CPCS referrals. 

Pharmacy CAS provides extra support at NHS 111

Calls referred to Pharmacy CAS adapted from CPCS symptom groups

Managing dry eye and blepharitis

Discover the link between dry eye and blepharitis and learn how to help customers effectively manage these conditions.

Making self care a policy priority

There is still some way to go before self care is established as a policy priority and included in healthcare frameworks.

Pharmacy 111 referrals up 10% due to CPCS

Pharmacy 111 referrals have risen by 10 per cent since October 2019.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service is part of the change in direction for community pharmacy services, recognising and promoting the clinical contribution that pharmacists can make.

Hancock urges pharmacists to engage with French model

Health secretary Matt Hancock has reiterated his support for maximising the use of pharmacists' clinical skills.

NHS director quizzed on community pharmacists ‘jumping ship’

An NHS official has denied claims that employment incentives for GP pharmacists will harm community pharmacy.

Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

Why we all need to get behind CPCS and make it a success

It is vital that the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service demonstrates that pharmacy wants to be better integrated into the NHS and can deliver quality clinical services, argues Michael Holden of Pharmacy Complete.

Pharmacies receiving ‘surprising’ CPCS referrals from NHS 111

A number of pharmacies have reported being “surprised” at some of the CPCS cases referred to them by NHS 111 call handlers.

CPCS gets out of the blocks

Figures suggest that just under 17,500 referrals were made in the first two weeks of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Exclusive: Over 17k CPCS referrals in first two weeks

Pharmacies in England received over 17,000 referrals through the consultation service during the first two weeks. 

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

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