• Medicines use review service - MUR guidance published

    13 January 2012

    The NHS Employers organisation and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee have published a guidance document for Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), which includes an explanation of the October 2011 changes to the service.

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  • Reference guide to primary care amendments

    20 December 2011


    Biznes Biznes

    PCC has produced a comprehensive reference guide for contracting staff completing the audit and working on the stabilisation of primary care contracts during the transition to the NHS Commissioning Board. The document brings together in one place all the statutory instruments used to amend primary care medical, dental and eye care contracts since 2004.

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  • Learning disabilities – service specification and data collection form published

    27 November 2011

    NHS Sefton has recently commissioned an enhanced ophthalmic service for domiciliary ophthalmic services to Sefton residents with profound learning disabilities who cannot attend a community practice unattended.  PCC is publishing the service specification and the invoice and data collection form for this service as an example of emerging practice for PCTs and clusters who might be considering commissioning a similar service for their own residents.  The contract for NHS Sefton’s service follows the format of PCC’s model enhanced services contract and the specification is intended to form Sc

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  • New guidance on developing bereavement services

    19 November 2011

    The National End of Life Care Programme has supported the Bereavement Services Association and PCC in the publication of When a Person Dies: Guidance for Professionals on Developing Bereavement Services.

    The manner in which professionals and volunteers respond to the bereaved can have a long term impact on how they grieve, their health and their memories of the individual who has died.

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  • Medicines use review service - Guidance for community and hospital pharmacists

    19 November 2011

    NHS Employers and PSNC have published new guidance showing how the New Medicine Service (NMS) and post discharge Medicines Use Reviews (MURs) can be used to provide a seamless care pathway for patients who transfer from hospital to the community setting.  Hospitals and community pharmacists can use the support tools to formalise how they tell each other about changes to patients' prescriptions.

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