Sore Throat Test and Treat, and other news
UPDATED MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS CHART
Look out for this popularÂ 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 â€˜Sore Throat Test and Treatâ€™ service will join the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme. The NPA thinks that, while this development demonstrates the governmentâ€™s recognition of the importance of community pharmacy, it is conflicted by the funding cuts.
AYP WEEK 2016
Pharmacies across the UKÂ got involved in AYP week in November. A week is just a week â€“ 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 Oâ€™Neill has published a 10-year vision to transform the current health andÂ 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 expectedÂ to deliver new clinical services from April 2017.