Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs)

Draft PNAs for Thurrock and Southend are now available for consultation.

Southend Health and Wellbeing Board's PNA click here.  The consultation period ends on Monday 6th October 2014.  Online responses can be submitted at pnafeedback@southend.gov.uk or paper copies will be accepted by Vanessa Lane, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex  SS2 6ER.

Immediate Care Consultation - Mid Essex

Attached here is the consultation document published by Mid Essex regarding the Transformation of Immediate Care Services.  All pharmacists in Mid Essex are urged to read this document and following that, respond via the online questionnaire or by downloading a paper version (details on page 15) . There are also various consultation workshops which you may like to attend (details on pages 12 and 13 of the Consultation document).

The deadline for responding to this consultation is Thursday 30th October.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the LPC Office or your local LPC representatives.

Essex LPC Newsletter - July 2014

The latest edition of the Essex LPC Newsletter is available to view here.

Articles included and document links - 

Managed Repeat Services

Essex LPC Pharmacy Awards 2014 - entry form

EPS2 News 

A Century of Essex LPC

Essex LPC Autumn Conference - Flyer

Current Commissioning Landscape

Preparing Unlicensed Medicines

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published guidance for pharmacies which outlines the key points that need to be considered by the pharmacy owner and superintendent pharmacist in any pharmacy where unlicensed medicines are prepared.

It applies to the preparation of methadone for supply in accordance with a prescription (either for immediate supply in accordance with the prescription, or initially as stock to be supplied from the pharmacy, by or under the supervision of a pharmacist, against a prescription at a later time).

The guidance can be accessed by following this link.

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