The Pharmacies will identify service users who meet the criteria. The pharmacies will have had a Pharmacist and member of the pharmacy team attend the training on 3rd April 2019, who will cascade the training to other relevant members of the pharmacy team. Mop up training sessions may be offered later in the year if needed to support further pharmacies
to provide the service. A bursary will be made available of £100 per pharmacy attending the training who are eligible to participate in the service after the first referral is made.
Appropriately trained pharmacy staff will carry out the intervention and discuss the increased physical health risks and the importance of good physical health.
Pharmacy staff will gain consent from the service user to share their data with their GP as part of the intervention
Once consent has been obtained, information must be recorded on to the intervention information form (appendix 1). This information can be completed electronically or on paper, which can be scanned. A copy must be sent to the GP by secure means, using Shared Pharmacy NHS email to the agreed GP secure NHS mail. A copy should be made available
for the patient and a copy retained and securely stored for the pharmacy records (these may be electronic if preferred).
A trained member of the Pharmacy Staff will complete the intervention with the service user. An activity sheet (appendix 2) is also provided for logging interventions completed and anonymised data which will be used to complete the smart survey returns (appendix 3) to support payment process.
Completion of the intervention will trigger a local quality payment of £10 to the pharmacy which will claimed as set out in section 7.
Patient selections: The pharmacy team will determine which patients meet the inclusion criteria, based on the patients’ regular medication including any referrals from other healthcare professionals. The basis of this will be explained at the training.