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NHS Services

Common Ailment's Service (Wales)

This service allows patients living in Wales to have access to advice and treatment for a range of common ailments without having to make a GP appointment.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Service (England)

Find out more about the Spring 2024 COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Service (Northern Ireland)

Learn more about Spring Booster doses.

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Discharge Medicines Review (Wales)

When patients are admitted to hospital or another care setting, they may have their medicines changed, which on discharge if not communicated effectively to the patient’s GP, can result in problems with subsequent prescriptions.

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Discharge Medicines Service (England)

DMS is an essential service within the NHS community pharmacy contract to help reduce harm from medicines at transfer of care and hospital readmissions.

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Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Advanced Service (England)

The service provides a point of care testing (POCT) for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

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Hypertension Case Finding Advanced Service (England)

Following an initial successful pilot, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHSE&I proposed the commissioning of a new Hypertension case-finding service from 1st October 2021, as an Advanced service, in the Year 3 negotiations.

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LFD Lateral Flow Device Tests Supply Service (England)

NHSE Lateral Flow Device Tests Supply Service for Patients Potentially Eligible for COVID-19 Treatments

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Medicines Use Review (Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland pharmacists are allowed to conduct an initial MUR and a follow-up MUR if one is deemed necessary.

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New Medicine Service (England)

NMS is an advanced service within the NHS community pharmacy contract to help improve patient’s adherence to their new medicine.

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NHS Scotland Emergency Naloxone Holding Service

The Scottish Government and Community Pharmacy Scotland have agreed on this service, which will allow for community pharmacies to hold a supply of naloxone for administration in an emergency.

Take home Naloxone is expected to be a future addition to this service to support people who use drugs and anyone likely to witness an opioid overdose.

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Pharmacy First Service (Scotland)

The New NHS Pharmacy First Scotland (PFS) service launched on the 29th of July 2020 to replaced the Minor Ailment Scheme.

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Pharmacy First Services (Northern Ireland)

The Pharmacy First Services (PFS) has been developed to encourage patients to use their pharmacies more effectively to manage a defined list of common conditions.

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Pharmacy First Service (NHS England)

A new Pharmacy First service in England, includes providing advice and NHS-funded treatment, where appropriate, for seven common conditions will be launched on 31st January 2024 (subject to the required IT systems being in place) as an Advanced Service.

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Pharmacy Contraception Service (England)

The Pharmacy Contraception Service  (PCS) is an advanced service within the England NHS community pharmacy contract, which aims to provide women with greater choice and access to contraception services.

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Smoking Cessation Service (England)

24th February it was announced that the new Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) officially starts on 10th March 2022, with community pharmacy contractors being able to register to provide the service on the NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service (MYS) portal.

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NHS Wales Lateral Flow Test Distribution Service

The Welsh Government have announced a new Lateral Flow Test Distribution Service through community pharmacies that will begin from 8th January 2024.

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