The NHS Five Year Forward View Published Today 23rd October 2014

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 23 October 2014 - 6:40pm

The Five Year Forward View sets out a vision for the future of the NHS and has been developed by the partner organisations that deliver and oversee health and care services including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Hampshire County Council: Review of Sexual Health Services - Questionnaire

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 21 October 2014 - 3:52pm

Hampshire County Council's Public Health Department has written to all pharmacy contractors in Hampshire via PharmOutcomes informing them of the review of sexual health services that is taking place across the county and asking for pharmacy teams to express their views on the future of service development and commissioning by participating in a questionnaire. You can link directly to the questionnaire page here

The letter, which was issued on Friday 17th, is reproduced below.

Smart Card Authentication - EPS Issues (HSCIC Alert 17th October)

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 17 October 2014 - 6:45pm

A number of pharmacy contractors have been experiencing significant problems with the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) today due to an issue with authentication and the BT Spine.

As a consequence pharmacies may be finding that they are suffering connection problems and this is impacting service for patients. 


The issue is being escalated with HSCIC by Pharmacy Voice and PSNC. The links below take you to the news items on their respective web sites.

Free local workshop on Conflict Management available to community pharmacists

Submitted by Felicity Mitchell on 11 October 2014 - 10:51pm


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