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A PCN is a network of GP surgeries covering around 30,000-50,000 patients each. First announced as part of the NHS long-term plan, around 1,000 PCNs...
28/06/2019 4
Andrew Evans: The Welsh government is going to keep investing in service commissioning
The Welsh community pharmacy agenda is now leagues ahead of UK neighbours England and Northern Ireland, having made steady progress in recent years....
12/06/2019 1
The health check testing kits are currently only available to buy via the Boots website
Boots is offering 10 different kits from Nottingham-based testing company Medichecks, with prices ranging from £39 for a vitamin D test up to £79 for...
08/04/2019 0
Former pharmacy minister Steve Brine having a mock blood test for hepatitis C in London
The ever-expanding role of a pharmacist means new pilot schemes are popping up in community pharmacies throughout the UK, delivering care in areas...
29/03/2019 0
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Richard Bradley: Boots' UTI test and treat service is also going really well
NHS England announced in 2016 it was backing the “scaling” up of an on-the-spot sore throat swab service in pharmacies – first piloted by Boots in...
18/03/2019 2
PSNC: A national pharmacy EHC service could help support NHS England's urgent care agenda
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) also suggested pharmacies across England should be commissioned to provide smoking cessation...
09/11/2018 3
Just 4.5% of NMS patients were referred on within two weeks of starting a hypertensive
The study – published last month in the British Journal of General practice – collected responses from 131,419 patients with hypertension who...
08/08/2018 1
A sample of contractors will have to provide evidence to support NMS payment claims (credit: PSNC)
From mid-January, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will start to “request evidence” from contractors to support their NMS payments...
12/01/2018 5
Pilot aims to tackle a lack in consistency in the way advanced services are monitored
From October, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) will ask selected pharmacy owners to submit the signed patient consent forms that...
29/09/2017 16
The PHE report laid out 14 areas where community pharmacies can improve public health
The report – published on Wednesday – "sets out opportunities" for community pharmacy teams to "play an even bigger part in helping the public better...
08/09/2017 2

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