PSNC Publishes Advanced Flu Service Resources plus Q&A

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 3 August 2015 - 11:26am

PSNC has today published further resources to support contractors with planning for this seasons new Advanced Flu Service.

There is also a Q&A page which contains helpful answers to some of the questions we have been receiving at the LPC and which is worth reviewing.


LOCAL FLU TRAINING DATES ANNOUNCED: 1st Sept (Hamps) & 8th Sept (Dorset)

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 3 August 2015 - 9:55am

Hampshire & IOW and Dorset LPC have teamed up with the NPA to offer pharmacists working in either location the opportunity to attend a local Flu vaccination training event at reduced cost.

In conjunction with the previous communication from the LPC that highlighted a number of alternative providers of training, we hope this will enable as many pharmacist as possible become ready to provide the service from September.

Summary Care Record: Roll Out from Autumn 2015

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 31 July 2015 - 3:20pm

Following a successful proof of concept across 140 pharmacies, the Secretary of State for Health recently announced all community pharmacies in England are to be enabled to access the Summary Care Record.  Implementation is expected to begin in autumn 2015.

Breast Cancer in Women Over 70: FactSheet for Pharmacy Teams

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 31 July 2015 - 3:04pm

A fact sheet aimed at pharmacy teams has been published by Cancer Research UK and the NHS as part of the 'Be clear on Cancer' campaign.

The fact sheet is attached.


Pharmacy teams, particularly those in Healthy Living Pharmacies who may be promoting this focus on cancer as part of their own health promotional activity, are encouraged to use this material.

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