Community pharmacy V2.1
|V2.1 new supported services||V1.0 supported services|
|Smoking cessation Hypertension case finding Cardiovascular disease Contraception monitoring Sore throat testing Palliative care Hepatitis C||Medication review New medicine service Appliance use review Vaccination administration Emergency supply CPCS (minor illness)|
What are the benefits?
- Timely sharing of clinically relevant data in relation to pharmacy services undertaken to other NHS providers
- Transfer of standardised coded data sets to patients’ primary care health record
- A more comprehensive patient health record with the inclusion of clinically relevant outcomes from pharmacy services, which has the potential to improve medication safety and support medicines optimisation
- Reduced risk of errors and administrative burden due to elimination of paper templates and transfer of information through non-direct routes into patients’ primary care health record
- Improved communication methods support community pharmacy to take on a greater range of clinical services to reduce burden on other parts of the health and care system, and also ensures that the clinical contribution of community pharmacists is visible to the wider NHS
EndorsementV1.0 of the standard was endorsed by a range of relevant professional bodies and key stakeholders. Renewed endorsement is in progress for this enhanced version and will be published here once available.
ContributorsThe standard was produced in collaboration with NHS England, NHS Digital and NHSX with patient leadership and clinical leadership through the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and developed through consultation with other professionals and citizens who regularly use community pharmacy services or information flows and system suppliers.
Subsets of the standard
(for sending to the GP)
IHRIM record correction guidance
Despite vigilance when filing information in records, mistakes can occur. The Institute of Health Records and Information Management has guidance to support professionals in making corrections following errors.