As a practice we work closely with North West Leicestershire Primary Care Network (PCN) and have support from their ARRS Pharmacy Team. Ali Khalill, our Clinical Pharmacist and Emma-Louise Spouge, our Pharmacy Technician work together here in the surgery every week undertaking medication reviews, supporting patients and other staff with medicine queries and have a close relationship with our dispensary. If you require medication monitoring or any routine medication reviews, they may invite you to book into their clinic, you can also leave messages for them through reception.
Community Pharmacy Consultation Services (CPCS)
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service launched on 29th October 2019 as an Advanced Service. Since 1st November 2020, general practices have been able to refer patients for a minor illness consultation via CPCS.
The CPCS aims to relieve pressure on the NHS by connecting patients with community pharmacies, by delivering convenient and effective services to meet their needs. Since the CPCS was launched, an average of 10,500 patients per week being referred for a consultation with a pharmacist following a call to NHS 111; these are patients who might otherwise have gone to see a GP. The CPCS provides the opportunity for community pharmacy to play a bigger role than ever within the urgent care system.
CPCS referrals can be made for illnesses such as the following:
- Eye irriation / minor infections
- Allergic reactions
- Vaginal dishcarge
- Sore throats / common colds
- Recurring headaches
- Ear irritation / discharge
- Bites / stings
If you wish to be referred to your preferred Pharmacy, please call the surgery on 01530 222368.