Community Pharmacy for professionals
Welcome to the NHS Fife Community Pharmacy for Health Professionals website, which has been designed to provide information and resources for community pharmacies to assist them in supporting their patients living in the community.
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What’s new in Pharmacy
New Page-Emergency Pharmacy Closure
The National Patient Group Direction for Urgent Provision of Repeat Medicines, Appliances and ACBS products can be accessed on the following website
New Claim Forms April 2019
Following the withdrawal of the fax machine on May 1st 2019 all claim forms will now need to be emailed or posted in for processing, fillable PDF & Word Versions of the forms have been uploaded to the site.
WITHDRAWAL of FAX SERVICES (08/04/19)
Fife Pharmacy Sevices are required to stop using fax as a means of communication as of 01 May 2019
All of the forms currently in use will be amended and available on this website by the end of April
Naloxone Supply Record V4 Fillable (new Version) April 2019
Gluten Free Food Formulary (GFFF)
The Gluten Free Food Formulary has been updated
Medicines Shortages - Quick Reference Guide
(Version 2 March 2019)
The Quick Reference Guide has been recently been updated (Quick Reference Guide). It has been developed within NHS Fife to act as a reminder/prompt when community pharmacies are faced with the challenge of medicines shortages.
(24 July 2018)
An SBAR was introduced into the Pharmacy Care Record over a year ago which is a tool to support communications with your GP Practices and other healthcare professionals. To date just over 1100 SBAR’s have been completed through PCR by 31% of pharmacies in Fife.
One of the benefits of using the SBAR tool is that you can send the communication to your local GP practice electronically, reducing the risk of paper copies going missing. If sending by e-mail this MUST be done through NHS Mail as it contains patient specific details. The preferred e-mail address is the generic mailbox for the GP practice.
You can specify on the SBAR if it is a Prescription Query, a Referral or Other type of communication. A sample SBAR can be found here.