Community Pharmacy Extended Care Suite of Services

The service has three tiers:

Tier 1 services: can be offered by any interested pharmacy and include the simple UTI service for females age 16-64 years and the acute bacterial conjunctivitis (ABC) service for children under 2 years.
UTI Proforma 2023-24 2023-24 Chloramphenicol PGD for Treatment of ABC FINAL v 6.0
Dipstick info July 2021 update ABC Flow Chart
2023-24 Nitrofurantoin PGD for Treatment of uncomplicated UTI in females FINAL v 6.0 Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service Tier 1 LES EAST 23-24 spec FINAL_
UTI Flow Chart
NHS conditions local service revised October 2021 Tier 1 plus 2a

 

Tier 2 skin services: available for offer by any interested pharmacy provided that they also deliver Tier 1 service.
Skin Flow Chart
Impetigo Proforma 2023-24 Clarithromycin for Treatment of Infected Eczema PGD FINAL v 6.0
Infected Eczema Proforma 2023.24 2023-24 Flucloxacillin for Treatment of Infected Eczema PGD FINAL v 6.0 2023-24
Infected Insect Bite Proforma 2023-24 2023-24 Flucloxacillin for Treatment of Infected Insect Bites PGD FINAL v 6.0
2023-24 Clarithromycin for Treatment of Impetigo PGD FINAL v 6.0 2023-24 Clarithromycin for Treatment of Infected Insect Bites PGD FINAL v 6.0
2023-24 Flucloxacillin for Treatment of Impetigo PGD FINAL v 6.0 2023-24 Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service Tier 2 LES EAST 2023-2024 spec FINAL
Hydrogen Peroxide for Treatment of Impetigo PGD FINAL v6.0 2023-24

 

Tier 3 service: only be available for offer by selected pharmacies.
NHS Tier 3 local service Dec 2022 Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service Tier 3 Ear LES spec FINAL March 2023 East
Otigo Ear Drops for Treatment of Otitis Media PGD FINAL v 5.0 2022-31.3.2024

Which pharmacies are signed up to the service?

NHSE have produced master spreadsheets with details of all the pharmacies signed up to Extended Care  services and these are updated regularly on their website. More information and the list of pharmacies in each area can be found by following the links below.

NHSE – Community Pharmacy Extended Care Services

Pharmacies Offering Extended Care Services

Anti Microbial Resistance Resources

HEE have produced info on AMR

Antimicrobial resistance | Health Education England

The Government’s five year antimicrobial resistance strategy sets out our role in improving professional education and training about antimicrobial resistance. As well as recommending that the Government campaign internationally for greater recognition of antimicrobial resistance, the strategy outlined how we have a central role in helping to improve the knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance.

www.hee.nhs.uk

HEE AMR video on Primary Care Antibiotic Prescribing – click the image below.

 

This video supports clinical staff in primary care to make informed decisions regarding the prescription, dispensing and use of antibiotics.

HEE AMR video on Secondary Care Antibiotic Prescribing – click the image below.

This video supports clinical staff in secondary care to make informed decisions regarding the prescription, dispensing and use of antibiotics.