Pharmacy First (Northern Ireland) 2019/20

SOP for the delivery of the Pharmacy First service in Northern Ireland.

SOP for the delivery of the Pharmacy First service in Northern Ireland.…

Medicines Use Review SOP

Services SOP setting out the process for undertaking a Medicines Use Review (MUR) within England only

This services SOP sets out the process for undertaking a Medicines Use Review (MUR) within England only…

NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) (England)

SOP setting out the process for undertaking the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) – ENGLAND ONLY

This SOP sets out the process for undertaking the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) – ENGLAND ONLY…

Essential SOPs portfolio

ZIP file collection of template Essential SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) templates in a single download

Essential SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) template collection released in a single downloadable ZIP file. This resource contains all the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) recently produced by the NPA and covers: Controlled Drugs (CDs) Dispensing Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Patient Safety Pharmacy Practice Responsible Pharmacist (RP) Services Supporting Documents   These SOPs are available to all NPA members and relevant to all UK home countries (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), unless stated otherwise in the filename.…

NMS SOP

SOP setting out the process for undertaking the New Medicine Service (NMS) – ENGLAND ONLY

This SOP sets out the process for undertaking the New Medicine Service (NMS) – ENGLAND ONLY…

Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Pilot Service SOP

Resources to support members in Northern Ireland with the Community Pharmacy Emergency Supply Pilot Service.

The Emergency Supply Pilot Service in Northern Ireland which will be running in pharmacies in the Northern LCG area from 14 March for an initial period of six months. The service is designed to : Ensure that patients can access an urgent supply of their regular prescription medicines where they are unable to obtain a prescription, before they need to take their next dose. Relieve pressure on OOHs medical services and emergency care services at times of high demand. Ensure equity of access to medicines irrespective of the patient’s ability to pay. This SOP and FAQ resource has been developed for delivery of the service by members in this area.…

Chronic Medication Service SOP

This SOP has been designed to be used in a working community pharmacy environment for Chronic Medication Service (CMS) prescription processes.

This standard operating procedure (SOP) has been designed to be used in a working community pharmacy environment for Chronic Medication Service (CMS) prescription processes. The SOP should be tailored, where appropriate, to reflect processes in individual pharmacies. This SOP is not designed to be used as a legal document; rather it is designed to help community pharmacists adopt best practices in all aspects of managing serial prescriptions. Relevant legislation should be referred to if necessary.…

DMRs SOP

SOP for the Discharge Medicine Review (DMR) service is to ensure that the service is carried out in a systematic way.

The Discharge Medicines Review (DMR) service is an Advanced Service which is designed to provide support to patients recently discharged into the community, in particular those who may have new medicines or changes to their existing medication. The service aims to reduce the risk of preventable medication errors reaching patients and the incidence of adverse drug events. In addition the service will support adherence with all of the patient’s prescribed medicines including newly prescribed medication. It is also intended that this service will reduce medicines-related readmissions to hospital and the volume of unwanted medicines inadvertently prescribed. The key purpose for having a SOP for the DMR service is to ensure that the service is carried out in a systematic way in your pharmacy.…

Minor Ailments Scheme – NPA SOP launched for Northern Ireland

The NPA has produced a SOP for pharmacy teams providing the Minor Ailments Scheme in Northern Ireland.

The Pharmacy Services team has produced a standard operating procedure (SOP) for NPA members providing the Minor Ailments Service (MAS) in Northern Ireland. The NPA welcomes The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) announcement that the Community Pharmacy MAS Minor Ailments Service has been extended to include four additional treatment areas which include Acne Vulgaris, Haemorrhoids, Scabies and Verrucae.  In addition, cold sores can no longer be treated under the MAS. For further information on this or any other query, please contact the NPA Pharmacy Services team on 01727 891 800 or email pharmacyservices@npa.co.uk.  Produced by the NPA Pharmacy Services team May 2019  …