NHS Hampshire Medicines Management Team have produced a post-it pad for prescribers to highlight patients who are starting a new medicine in one of the four groups of medicines eligible for inclusion in the New Medicine Service which is being carried out by community pharmacies. These pads are being issued to GPs over the next few weeks via the Medicines Management Team.
Today Southampton City PCT accredited their first Healthy Living Pharmacies, Bassil Chemist, in Bedford Place and National Co-Operative Chemists Ltd, Thornhill.
Healthy Living Pharmacies must proactively promote healthy lifestyles as a team and deliver a range of quality health and wellbeing services
Regent Pharmacy in Shanklin was visited today by Sarah Stringer, Health Improvement Manager from the IOW Public Health Department for the final site visit and assessment needed for accreditation as the Isle of Wight’s first Healthy Living Pharmacy.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have published the draft standards for pharmacy premises and will be consulting until 7 May 2012. The consultation brings together the registration requirements, the standards and the GPhC’s proposed approach to compliance and enforcement.
The standards have been grouped into five overarching principles:
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