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Thu, 07 Mar

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Virtual Event

Pharmacy First Lunch & Learn

Find out more about the Launch of NHS Pharmacy First advanced service

Pharmacy First Lunch & Learn
Pharmacy First Lunch & Learn

Time & Location

07 Mar 2024, 12:30 – 13:30

Virtual Event

About the event

Pharmacy First Lunch & Learn

Launch of NHS Pharmacy First advanced service On 31 January 2024, the NHS Pharmacy First advanced service launched, enabling community pharmacists to complete episodes of care for patients for seven common conditions, without the need for the patient to visit their general practice. The service builds on the previous Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) by enabling community pharmacies to manage patients for seven common conditions, following specific clinical pathways.

FAQs about the service and clinical pathway explainer videos can be accessed via Community Pharmacy England. More information for community pharmacy, general practice and ICBs is available in this letter published on 31 January 2024.

GP Practice EMIS local services

  • Use of EMIS local services with  a drop-down menu for the 7 conditions should be live by end of Feb 2024.
  • Pharmacies should be able to update GP records by structured messaging through GP Connect update record > pilot screenshots https://www.emisnow.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB5001632
  • The service can be a part of ‘Total Triage’ for an option for a patient to be referred to Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy Pathway

On the pharmacy end for pharmacies using Pharmoutcomes this demo > Help - PharmOutcomes will help you understand the triage process from a pharmacy end.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to refer patients to Pharmacy First services via EMIS local services
  • Learn the difference between ‘create referral’ and ‘assess referral’ when to use these within your      practice
  • Learn where the pharmacy consultation will appear on EMIS
  • See how Pharmacy Consultations take place from pharmacies from Pharmoutcomes

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