Sore Throat Test and Treat, and other news

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Sore Throat Test and Treat, and other news

UPDATED MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS CHART

Look out for this popular hard copy resource, produced exclusively for NPA members, which will be in the post this month. Available online from npa.co.uk/servicesandsupport.

SORE THROAT TEST & TREAT

NHS England has confirmed that a ‘Sore Throat Test and Treat’ service will join the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme. The NPA thinks that, while this development demonstrates the government’s recognition of the importance of community pharmacy, it is conflicted by the funding cuts.

AYP WEEK 2016

Pharmacies across the UK got involved in AYP week in November. A week is just a week – many of the resources can still be used year round. Visit npa.co.uk/ayp2016.

OPPOSITION DAY DEBATE

On 2 November, 211 MPs voted to oppose the England funding cuts and many called for a properly funded national minor ailments service. More at npa.co.uk/news.

NPA MEMBER FORUM, SCOTLAND

The NPA held a successful member forum on 6 December in Motherwell. Content included a session on the new elements of the contract, and new Scottish NPA resources.

NORTHERN IRELAND 10 YEAR VISION

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has published a 10-year vision to transform the current health and social care system. Of the18 specific actions, two focus on community pharmacy. More at www.health-ni.gov.uk.

WALES PHARMACY FUNDING

Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, has confirmed that, while community pharmacy funding is safe for two years, pharmacists will be expected to deliver new clinical services from April 2017.

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