NHS Digital is set to introduce electronic notifications which inform GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent supply of medicine from a community pharmacy.
As the transition away from face-to-face contact within healthcare to online services becomes more common, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, in partnership with NHS trusts and Preventx, will begin providing online sexual health services.
Sanjeev Panesar, a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Board Member who runs Pan Healthcare in the West Midlands, outlines the importance of trusted relationships between community pharmacy and wider healthcare services to build back after Covid.
The pandemic has caused a surge in the usage of electronic prescription services (EPS), with over 85 per cent of primary care prescriptions in England now processed electronically.
Graham Phillips explores the benefits of expanding the scope of community pharmacy for the Covid period and beyond.