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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.

Latest summaries

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Community Pharmacist Counselling Checklist for patients with NVAF initiated on Xarelto▼ (rivaroxaban)

2020-09-24T06:30:00+01:00Commissioned by Bayer plc

Information intended for healthcare professionals. This checklist was developed from content provided by Bayer plc and the format was developed by Guidelines for Pharmacy. Please see the bottom of the page for full disclaimer.

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OTC quick reference guide

2020-09-22T17:55:00+01:00By NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS England

A quick reference tool summarising CCG guidance on conditions for which over-the-counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care.

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NICE CKS Otitis externa

2020-09-22T15:58:00+01:00By

This summary has been developed for use by community pharmacists under our Guidelines for Pharmacy title and therefore only covers the information relevant to this setting. Please refer to the full guideline for the complete set of recommendations.

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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

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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

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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 from NICE

  • NICE CKS Otitis externa

  • Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing

  • NICE CKS analgesia—mild-to-moderate pain

  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

  • NICE CKS—constipation in adults

News

GP referral to CPCS

GP referrals to Community Pharmacist Consultation Service to start this autumn

2020-09-24T09:42:00+01:00

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

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New NICE guideline on insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing

2020-09-24T09:39:00+01:00

NICE has published NICE Guideline 182, an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for insect and spider bites and stings

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London pharmacies aim to make capital healthier under new strategy

2020-09-18T12:12:00+01:00

New strategy to make community pharmacy instrumental in London’s health and social care