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.

NHS England Pharmacy Audit

Essex LPC has negotiated an extension with NHS England Essex Area Team to enable contractors to fulfil their contractual obligation by completing this audit.  We would encourage you to comply with the request and submit the audit as soon as possible.  Access to the covering letter is here and the data collection spreadsheet is here.  This spreadsheet has been amended so data can easily be inputted.

EPS2 Go Live Dates June - August 2014

The list of GP surgeries which intend to 'Go Live' for EPS2 in the next few months is attached below.  


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