Workforce Survey DEADLINE
The 2023 Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey, conducted by North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) on behalf of NHS England, opened on 23rd October 2023. Completion of the survey is a mandatory requirement for all pharmacy owners. The NHSBSA sent an email to pharmacy owners containing a link to the survey on 23rd October 2023. You can also access the survey via the link below
Details of a new national Pharmacy First service have been announced as part of an an agreement setting out how the £645 million investment pledged within the Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care will be used to support community pharmacy services.
Hypertension Case-Finding Service
From 1st December 2023, the service can be provided by suitably trained and competent pharmacy staff; previously, only pharmacists and pharmacy technicians could provide the service. For the rest of this page, the term “pharmacy staff” will be used to denote pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other non-registered members of the pharmacy team.
Pharmacy Contraception Service
The PCS started on 24th April 2023, allowing the on-going supply of oral contraception (OC) from community pharmacies. From 1st December 2023, the service can be used to support both initiation and on-going supply of OC.
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Community Pharmacy Lancashire & South Cumbria (CPLSC) are pleased to announce a direct opportunity for our contractors to advertise ANY and ALL currently open Community Pharmacy health care setting vacancies. We are very excited to introduce to you a NEW platform which is part of a funded joint venture in direct association with L&SC ICB Careers & Engagement, to really help support the workforce challenges our Community Pharmacies currently face and bring us further in line with Primary Care workforce support across the footprint. For more information, please follow the link below...
Pharmacy First and Recovery Plan Agreement Webinar
Community Pharmacy England held two Pharmacy First and Recovery Plan Webinars on November 27th and 28th 2023. The webinar focused on the launch of a national Pharmacy First service and the other advanced services as part of the delivery plan for recovering access to primary care. To view the recorded webinar, please click the link below