CHL announce a new partnership with PharmaDoctor to empower community pharmacies to deliver more clinical services

Launched 29th October 2019, the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) is a national Advanced (Pharmacy) Service which refers patients to community pharmacies via the 111-telephone service when they require low acuity advice, treatment and urgent repeat prescriptions to community pharmacies.

The new 5-year pharmacy contract effective 29th October 2019, sets out a clear vision for the expansion of pharmacy clinical services being delivered over the next five years in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. This has resulted in a renewed focus for pharmacies to diversify their historical business model focused on dispensing and retail to service model focused on delivering more NHS and private services.

To support pharmacies through this shift in focus, CHL is pleased to announce today a strategic partnership with the UK’s leading pharmacy clinical service provider PharmaDoctor.

Commenting on the new partnership, CHL director Aneet Kapoor said “the new partnership with PharmaDoctor will provide the community pharmacies in Greater Manchester with the opportunity to deliver the widest range of clinical services to help better address the specific health needs of the local population”.

Mr Kapoor goes on to say “our objective is to make it as simple as possible for community pharmacies to choose, activate and deliver clinical services most appropriate for their communities to have the greatest health impact. We are delighted to be working in partnership with PharmaDoctor to achieve this”.

Through the new partnership, community pharmacies in Greater Manchester will be able assess the potential of each clinical service using the PharmaDoctor Profit Calculator, activate their chosen service packages through the CHL portal on the PharmaDoctor website, then access a range of resources from PharmaDoctor to deliver clinical services including the PharmaDoctor eTool and fully serviced marketing support.

PharmaDoctor CEO Graham Thoms added “having personally worked with Aneet and the leadership team in the past to establish the UK’s first NHS commissioned pharmacy flu jabs services, myself and the PharmaDoctor team are excited to be supporting community pharmacy to transform pharmacy service provision across the Greater Manchester area”.

As well as providing full clinical support to pharmacies delivering the services, PharmaDoctor’s unique consultation eTool will collate rich service data essential for measuring health outcomes.

It is anticipated that this data will demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of the services being delivered, which in turn will provide the evidence required for more pharmacy services in Greater Manchester to be commissioned.

Full details and instructions on how to sign up will be shared soon.

For details of services currently available please click here: PharmaDoctor Services