Community Pharmacy Extended Care Suite of Services
Community Pharmacy Extended Care Services
The service has three tiers:
Tier 1 services can be offered by any interested pharmacy and include the simple UTI service for females age 16-64 years and the acute bacterial conjunctivitis (ABC) service for children under 2 years.
Tier 2 skin services are available for offer by any interested pharmacy provided that they also deliver Tier 1 service.
Tier 3 service will only be available for offer by selected pharmacies. There will be a selection process which will involve completion of an expression of interest on PharmOutcomes. This will be announced in due course, at this time NHSE&I are working on new SLAs and PGDs etc.
ENT EOI important note: pharmacies which previously offered the ENT service in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire or Staffordshire will be required to complete the EOI to indicate their interest and readiness in restarting the service.
April 2022 – new NHSE&I contracts (LESs) for Tier 1 and Tier 2 launched.
Which pharmacies are signed up to the service?
NHSE&I are producing master spreadsheets with details of all the pharmacies signed up to Extended Care services.
There are two lists, one for the East of the region and one for the West. The document is an excel spreadsheet and lists every pharmacy, you can use the filter function on excel to look at specific CCG or STP areas.
The lists will be updated regularly so you need to keep looking on these pages to ensure that you have the correct list, in other words, don’t print the list today and treat it as the definitive list. Pharmacies across the region can sign up at any time so the number of providers is going up all the time, hence the need to keep checking for an up to date list.
April 2022 – NHSE&I notice
extended care pharmacy services – sign ups for new providers has been paused until the current PGDs have been updated. It is hoped that new pharmacies can be accepted from 1.6.2022
Pharmacy Lists: these now include Tier 1 and Tier 2
The lists of pharmacies which have sent in 2022-23 contracts are here.
Previous providers – these lists show those pharmacies providing up to end of previous contract:
East of Region list – please note there are different tabs in the document for Derbyshire; Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; Nottinghamshire and also Northamptonshire: Extended Care pharmacy sign up East of Region 25.03.2022
You will see all the pharmacies in the East of the Region are listed, you can see which one’s offer the extended care service because there is a date in the service column. Those not providing a particular service had that service column greyed out.
West of Region list – please note there are different tabs in the document for Birmingham & Solihull; Shropshire & Telford & Wrekin; Coventry & Warwickshire;Hereford & Worcester and also Staffs & Stoke on Trent: Extended Care pharmacy sign up West of Region 25.03.22
You will see on the West of Region spreadsheet that some pharmacies are highlighted in orange, this is simply to show the pharmacies which have been added to the service since the last spreadsheet was uploaded.
Anti Microbial Resistance Resources
HEE have produced info on AMR
|Antimicrobial resistance | Health Education England
The Government’s five year antimicrobial resistance strategy sets out our role in improving professional education and training about antimicrobial resistance. As well as recommending that the Government campaign internationally for greater recognition of antimicrobial resistance, the strategy outlined how we have a central role in helping to improve the knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance.
HEE AMR video on Primary Care Antibiotic Prescribing – click the image below.
This video supports clinical staff in primary care to make informed decisions regarding the prescription, dispensing and use of antibiotics.
HEE AMR video on Secondary Care Antibiotic Prescribing – click the image below.
This video supports clinical staff in secondary care to make informed decisions regarding the prescription, dispensing and use of antibiotics.