PQS 21/22 latest: Joint antimicrobial stewardship virtual event, NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, Healthy Hull, New PQS 2021/22 Virtual Outcomes Training & PQS Important dates
Joint antimicrobial stewardship virtual event:
An antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) webinar has been organised to support community pharmacy teams to meet the requirements of the Prevention Domain of the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). Attendees will be instructed on how to use the Antibiotic Checklist as well other tools commonly found within community pharmacy, and where to find further information and support. The virtual event is being held jointly by PSNC, the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR-UKHSA) and NHSE&I on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 8pm.
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme:
PQS Domain 7: Healthy Living Support Domain (Weight Management), part of the requirement of this domain is to be able to refer an individual into the Digital Weight Management programme.
It should include details of how to refer people to the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme for those with hypertension and/or diabetes or available Local Authority funded tier 2 weight management services (where the individuals meet the criteria for referral).
As such please see the following link to the referral process for the Digital Weight Management Programme: NHS England » Pharmacy resources. The free NHS Digital Weight Management programme is available to refer into now from all community pharmacies to members of the public who fit the eligibility criteria.
Healthy Hull – Tier 2 Weight Management Service:
Please find below some information with regard to the Tier 2 Weight Management service in Hull. This information will help support you in relation to Domain 7, Weight Management of the PQS. It would be great if you could put the poster up in the pharmacy if you can and help promote the service.
New PQS 2021/22 Virtual Outcomes Training:
This Virtual Outcomes training will walk you through each of the 7 domains and give you the key points that you and your team need to achieve to claim your money.
The important dates list above is available from within the Action and Evidence Portfolio Workbook should you wish to print it off.