The Pharmacy First service became available from community pharmacies in England from January 31, 2024. It allows pharmacy teams to complete episodes of care including provision of advice and NHS funded treatment where appropriate for seven common conditions. Use this toolkit as your indispensable service implementation guide. Compiled by Patrick Grice.
17 Feb 2024 , 25 Min Article
New NPA chief executive Paul Rees and chair Nick Kaye talk to PM editor Richard Thomas about Pharmacy First, broken reimbursement, the human cost of the funding crisis, a new deal for community pharmacy and reconnecting with members.
16 Feb 2024 , 31 Min Article
There is recognition that community pharmacy teams have a key role to play in antimicrobial stewardship. Pharmacy First and similar schemes are intended to enable more completed episodes of care in pharmacies for specific common conditions, some of which will involve treatment decisions about antibiotics.
06 Feb 2024 , 15 Min Article