In Scotland, there exists a set core pharmaceutical services that all community pharmacies in Scotland are contractually obliged to deliver. Every community pharmacy delivering NHS services in Scotland must offer and participate to ensure that all communities have equity of access to care.
These Core Services are:
In order to locum as a pharmacist with Clarity in Scotland, we require that you commit to prove you can provide the following;
To make this process as simple as possible for you, this blog post contains helpful tips and links to get you started and point you in the right direction. It also details the sufficient proof that our compliance department will accept to prove that you are trained and accredited to provide these services.
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland allows community pharmacies to give people expert help for treating conditions such as sore throats, earache and cold sores, along with common clinical conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTI's). Pharmacy teams offer advice, treatment or referral to other healthcare teams if required.
This service will help people access the right care in the right place, without having to go to their GP practice or local Accident and Emergency Department for non-urgent treatment.
In order to provide the Pharmacy First Service as a Pharmacist you will need to;
Once you have completed the steps above you will need to sign this declaration for Clarity, to prove that you are trained and accredited to provide the Pharmacy First scheme.
The Medicines Care and Review service replaces the Chronic Medication Service but retains the overall aim of providing pharmaceutical care and support for those taking medication for long-term conditions.
Community pharmacy teams deliver both structured and opportunistic interventions to help people get the very best out of their prescribed medication as well as minimising the harm that medicines can do.
How the Service Works:
The key intervention within the medicines care and review service is the pharmaceutical care planning process. Pharmacists are expected to populate a patient profile for each person registered under MCR and to undertake a Care Needs Assessment for them within three months of registration.
Completing these gives you a more rounded view of the patient’s health and allows you to identify those patients who have sub-optimal therapeutic management, side effects or poor compliance. Patients should be prioritised for further pharmaceutical care planning based in the identified care needs.
In order to access the Medicine Care and Review module on TURAS, you will need to login and do the following:
Having access to the PCR system is a critical component to being able to provide the Medicines Care and Review Scheme.
To gain access to the PCR system, you will need to contact the Local Health Board Contact for the region in which you wish to gain PCR access for. You need to apply for access for each region separately.
Once you have gained access, you will need to sign this declaration to prove to our compliance team that you have access.
The Public Health Service (PHS) currently consists of 4 elements:
The Public Health Service aims to:
For more information on how to get trained and accredited for these, please check out the resources below.
Clarity requests that you sign this declaration to prove that you are trained and accredited to provide this core service.
Get in touch with our compliance team today, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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