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August 15, 2019 News0



***Don’t miss this opportunity to share experiences, build your network and start joint working!***

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9pm
Venue: St Chads, Hagley Rd, Birmingham, B16 9RG


  • 18:30 Registration, buffet and networking
  • 19:00 Welcome, introductions and context
  • 19:15 Where are we now?
  • 19:45 Pharmacists in different sectors
    • Secondary Care; Primary Care; GP Practice; Community Pharmacy
  • 20:10 Working together
    • TCAM – Transfer of care and advice around medicines
    • CPCS – Community Pharmacy Consultation Service
    • PCN – Primary Care Networks
  • 20:40 The future
    • Lifelong learning, postgraduate training options
    • Moving between sectors and portfolio careers
  • 21:00 Q&A with panel
  • 21:15 Closing remarks

Download the FLYER.

Please book before 18th September through Eventbrite to attend:



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July 29, 2019 News0

The Mary Seacole programme is a six-month leadership development programme with cohorts in Birmingham funded for those working in community pharmacy and Health in Justice!
Click here for more information.

The programme will allow you to maximise your clinical leadership skills and help you to recognise your own personal value to healthcare. With investment from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), NHS England is working with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Health in Justice workforce.

This NHS-led flagship programme is designed to develop your leadership and management skills to enable you to drive quality services in pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients you see.

Don’t miss out on your chance to apply for this funded programme.

Cohort 82 – Birmingham

Application closing date 8 August 2019

Start Date 19 September 2019

Workshop 1: 17 October 2019

Workshop 2: 12 December 2019

Workshop 3: 6 February 2020

Click here to apply



Lots of other courses are available for pharmacists (including pre-reg) through the Pharmacy Integration Fund:


July 26, 2019 News0

We have just had confirmation that the Virtual Outcomes pharmacy training programme will remain available for at least another year to our contractors.

This is good news as the library of published modules has grown considerably over the past year and it is expanding on an ongoing basis. Please bookmark our Virtual Outcomes page, if you haven’t already, where we’ll continue to list all the relevant links as they become available – conveniently located all on one PAGE.

We have also received a schedule for the modules planned from September supporting the new pharmacy contract. This is on top of the already announced modules in 2019.  We hope you’ll continue to find these training modules helpful.

Please find below a list of the planned modules supporting the new contract:

PDF in iframe:


July 26, 2019 News0

Earlier this week the new CPCF deal was announced by PSNC. We have set up a new webpage, which contains all the information available at this point, including links to several PSNC Briefings and the on-demand version of the CPCF Webinar, including the slide pack.

You can find all these resources on the LPC website here:

This page will be updated as more resources become available. Watch out for a series of training courses by Virtual Outcomes to support the new contract.

Below is PSNC’s CPCF Webinar Slide Pack, which you can also download from HERE:


July 16, 2019 News0

There have been a few shortage notices published so far this month. You can read details about them on the PSNC website.

Rythmodan (Disopyramide) 100mg Capsules:

Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup:

Nardil (phenelzine sulfate) 15mg tablets:

We have added links to these pages on our website as well for future reference:


July 5, 2019 News0

From 1st July 2019 a legislation has come into force allowing the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to issue Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs).

SSPs are a potential way to help pharmacies manage any serious shortages of medicines that may occur, without needing to refer patients back to prescribers.

You can read more about SSPs on the PSNC website HERE.

Recent PSNC resources include a BRIEFING and a FLOW-CHART relating to SSPs.

We have added all these new resources to the LPC website for future reference. The page can be accessed on the following LINK.
(under Resources/Supply Chain/Supply Shortages from the main menu).


July 1, 2019 News0

The Worcestershire Sexual Health Service  Training originally advertised for the 10thJuly has been postponed till Autumn!  Sign-up link and more information to follow nearer the time. 

Many apologies to those of you who had signed up – cancellation emails have been sent to all Worcestershire pharmacies, but it appears some people may not have received them.

The paperwork and sign off through the Care Trust and Council is taking longer than expected and there is a regional PGD being proposed as well, so we want to avoid duplication. Consequently the required information will not be ready for July.

The training event is being moved to the Autumn – attendance by the Pharmacists from any pharmacy wishing to participate in the extended service will be mandatory. All pharmacies that currently provide the EHC service will be able to sign up to the extended service which will be in two phases – Ulipristal and Chlamydia screen and treat fist phase then COC POP first pack and ongoing supply in second phase (BP, BMI checks etc. required).

Two training dates will be available 11th September and 2ndOctober.

Pharmacies that don’t currently provide EHC and wish to do so / offer extended services will be able to express interest as well. There may be a restriction in final number of pharmacies providing the service if large numbers apply.

Please be assured that Melanie Mann – Sexual Health Consultant is working hard to get the service details confirmed and documentation finalised so that the service can be extended in the Autumn.

Apologies for the postponement – we didn’t want the evening to be wasted as the documentation would not have been available. Thank you for your understanding.

Any concerns / questions please let us know.




June 28, 2019 News0

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 Heatwave Alert across England, including the West Midlands.

There is a 70 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 0600 on Thursday and 1800 on Saturday in parts of England.

Very warm or hot conditions are expected in the west of the country over the next few days, with these warmer conditions moving eastwards into the weekend. Cooler conditions are then expected from Sunday onwards. Trigger criteria are most likely to be met in southern areas between Friday and Saturday.”

You can find out more details about heatwave alerts and levels of readiness on the Met Office website HERE.

Health advice is available on the NHS website on the following link:

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Remember, the very young and the elderly are always at higher risk from heat strokes and dehydration, even in relatively moderate temperatures.

More detailed information about the NHS Heatwave Plan is available in this PHE PUBLICATION for health professionals.

With increasing temperatures and dryer conditions, the pollen count is expected to rise as well, bringing misery to millions of hay fever sufferers. You can find hay fever advice on the NHS website HERE.



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