The requirement for Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs) to reassess against the HLP Quality Criteria has moved from every two years to every three years. More information is available on the PSNC website. With HLP becoming an essential requirement in the community pharmacy contractual framework from April 2020, monitoring will fall under NHS England Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework so maintaining the criteria remains a key requirement. This evidenced capability will become increasingly … [Read more...] about HLP Criteria Self-assessment
Good eye health is important to everyone and pharmacies are often the first port of call for patients suffering with conditions such as dry eye and blepharitis. These are an important patient group to community pharmacy for self care advice and effective treatment so knowledge of the conditions and the best treatment is critical if we are to deliver good health outcomes and a great customer experience. Dry eye syndrome is estimated to affect up to 33% of the adult population and is more common … [Read more...] about Eye Health training for Community Pharmacy
A new article from @HLPharmacist Deborah Evans can be read here. … [Read more...] about Healthy Living Pharmacy – essential to community pharmacy’s future?
The English community pharmacy funding settlement for the next five years has been announced, the first time that we have agreed a multi-year settlement. The agreement aims to build on the clinical skills of community pharmacists and their teams which must be seen as a positive step. The Headlines Funding: The contract sum will remain unchanged at £2.592 billion until the end of 2023/24, £1.792bn for fees and £800m in retained margin. The Single Activity Fee (SAF) will be £1.27 from August … [Read more...] about New Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2019-2024
In her latest blog on skin health, Deborah Evans highlights key issues for women during the menopause and how community pharmacy teams can support them: How and why a woman's skin can be affected during menopause Practical tips to help women care for their skin The conditions that mature skin can be prone to Read Deborah's blog here. … [Read more...] about Skin health during the menopause