ear examination

NICE CKS Otitis externa


Covering diagnosis, management, and topical treatments for inflammation of the external ear canal


Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing


This quality standard covers how community pharmacies can support the health and wellbeing of the local population, and describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement


PSNC Seasonal flu service specification

2020-09-22T15:06:00+01:00By NHS England and NHS Improvement/PSNC

NHS England and NHS Improvement has commissioned an advanced service for community pharmacies to provide flu vaccinations in order to improve access to NHS flu vaccination for eligible patients

Photograph of a Cannabis leaf

SPS guidance on cannabis-based products for medicinal use

2020-04-08T00:00:00+01:00By Specialist Pharmacy Service

This summary provides an overview of the quality assurance issues to consider when procuring and supplying cannabis products for medicinal use

Latest summaries


COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 symptoms in the community


The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for managing COVID‑19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life. It also includes recommendations about managing medicines for these patients, and protecting staff from infection

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NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline


This updated summary of the NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline includes recommendations on referral, diagnosis, and investigations


BASHH vulvovaginal candidiasis guideline


Recommendations on the diagnostic tests, treatment regimens, and health promotion principles for the effective management of vulvovaginal candidiasis 


NICE antimicrobial prescribing guideline for insect bites and stings


This Guidelines summary covers an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for insect and spider bites and stings in adults, young people, and children




Key COVID-19 guidance for community pharmacy

The Guidelines for Pharmacy team has produced the following directory of COVID-19 information and guidance for community pharmacy. Included on this page is a collection of key guidance and advice from PSNC, FIP, and NHS, as well as a list of information for specific groups from a range of professional bodies.


multiple sclerosis

NICE drafts guidance recommending siponimod to treat secondary progressive multiple sclerosis


NICE has issued draft guidance which now recommends siponimod for treating secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

sexual health

New guidance on Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare released during second COVID wave


The FSRH has released new guidance on SRH service provision during the second COVID-19 wave and beyond


Community pharmacies in England could run phlebotomy services, says NHS report


A new report says that community pharmacies could be used to provide phlebotomy services, making blood tests more convenient and accessible for patients

UTI in women

SIGN publishes management of suspected bacterial lower UTI in adult women


The new guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of suspected bacterial lower urinary tract infection in adult women, and replaces SIGN 88 on management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults 

GP referral to CPCS

GP referrals to Community Pharmacist Consultation Service to start this autumn


Following a pilot scheme, the PSNC has agreed proposals that GP referrals into the CPCS should begin in the autumn

Latest from NICE

  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 symptoms in the community

  • NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline

  • NICE antimicrobial prescribing guideline for insect bites and stings

  • NICE neuropathic pain guideline

  • NICE CKS Otitis externa