Herefordshire and Worcesterhire LPC


New Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework & Primary Care Networks @ The Hive
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: (pharmacies have been notified by email)

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

10:00 – 16:00 (lunch provided) (9:30 registration)

Come and find out all about the different aspects of the new framework and what you need to do and when. We will provide training and tick off some of the
activities and help you get actions plans to meet all the requirements to achieve the maximum number of points that you can.
Plus help you get ready for the new ways of working in the NHS – introduce you to your primary care network leads and colleagues.
LPC members and exhibitors will be available to offer one to one help and advice as needed. E.g. if new to HLP – come along and find out how to get

Set out future training and support on offer.
• 10:00 Introductions and overview for the day
• 10:10 The new contractual framework
• 10:30 Pharmacy Quality Scheme
• Gateway & the 5 Bundles – Digital, Asthma, PCNs, Prevention,
Medicines Safety, Risk Management
• 12:15 Training options – CPPE & VO and enablers
• 12:30 CPCS
• 13:00 Action Plan and timeline
• 13:30 Lunch
• 14:30 Primary Care Networks Training Session
• 15:30 Primary Care Networks
• 16:00 Closing Remarks

Booking through Eventbrite

Download the FLYER

Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM) @ Worcester Bank House Hotel
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are writing to you to highlight that some hospitals in your area will be launching their referral to community pharmacy service via the PharmOutcomes™ platform. From January 2020, it is likely that Wye Valley NHS Trust and Worcester Acute NHS Trust will commence making referrals.

The Local LPC will be hosting an evening event to provide details of how the service will affect you:
• Key benefits to patients, hospital and community pharmacy
• Real case studies
• Operational aspects including PharmOutcomes™ process
• Area Manager & Community Pharmacy team engagement

It is important ALL community pharmacists book-in and attend this event as it represents an important milestone for pharmacies.

Community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy colleagues in Worcester and Herefordshire STP have been working together with West Midlands AHSN to try and improve care for recently discharged patients where it is thought there would be potential benefit of a further intervention. Medicines Support (Hospital to Home) will be a new service which aims to ensure patients receive appropriate support from their community pharmacist soon after leaving hospital by using PharmOutcomes™  to pass messages securely to and from the hospital and community pharmacy.

Hospital pharmacists will use PharmOutcomes™ to refer patients nearing discharge to the patients chosen local community pharmacy. Patient information will be sent electronically to the community pharmacy and will include: date of birth, postcode, NHS number, GP details and details of discharge medicines. A member of the community pharmacy team will then contact the patient ideally within three days, to arrange for them to come in for a consultation. This visit may then result in the completion of a Medicines Use Review (until they are phased out), New Medicine Service and/or other suitable services; such as repeat dispensing, home delivery, stop smoking, flu vaccination etc…

This is currently not a nationally commissioned service, however can potentially lead to the important provision of other advanced or enhanced commissioned services by community pharmacies. Evidence has shown real benefits to patients receiving such interventions through reduced readmission rates back into hospital and improved health outcomes.

The Pharmaceutical Journal has published an article about a similar scheme which you may wish to READ 

To Book:
Click on the following Eventbrite LINK to join us for the launch of this important service to ensure your team are engaged, prepared and ready to provide fantastic service for the referrals your team will shortly be receiving.

The meeting is coordinated and organised by the LPC, Local Acute Trusts and West Midlands AHSN supported by local CCGs.

Event Date/s and Time:
14 th November
6.30pm arrival for 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Event Location:
Worcester Bank House Hotel, WR65JD

You can download a copy of the flyer HERE.



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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults @ The Pear Tree Inn and Country Hotel
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Dear Colleague,

Join us at our Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults event in Worcester on the 19th November to support your learning in this area. We will be joined by a local expert safeguarding lead who will be able to provide specialist insight and share their knowledge of local contacts and processes.

The overall aim of this event is to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to deal professionally with a safeguarding issue should one arise in the course of your practice.

Attending this event can help towards your evidence gathering for Declaration of Competence in a range of pharmacy services including Emergency Hormonal Contraception.

Event Details:

When – Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm (light buffet available from 7pm)

Where – The Pear Tree Inn and Country Hotel, Smite, Worcester, WR3 8SY

Event ID – 49105

Booking link –

You can book online at the CPPE website or call 0161 778 4000 (You will need your GPhC number and the event ID to book)

Kind regards
Megan Harris

NHS CPCS: Clinical Assessment Essential Skills Workshop by CPPE @ Citrus Hotel
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

This is event is organised and hosted by CPPE and nationally funded.  Please direct any enquiries to

When – 1st December, 2019 – 09:30-16:30

Where – Citrus Hotel, A45 London Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3DY

Event ID – 49642

Booking link –

You can book online at the CPPE website or call 0161 778 4000 (You will need your GPhC number and the event ID to book)


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