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The nGMS and PhS Contracts: Making the Connections Jenny Webb, MA NHS Service Development Manager, National Pharmaceutical Association January 23 2004.

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1 The nGMS and PhS Contracts: Making the Connections Jenny Webb, MA NHS Service Development Manager, National Pharmaceutical Association January

2 Objectives Give some reasons for considering both contracts in tandem Explore opportunities for dovetailing the implementation process to provide local services Outline some of the challenges that need to be considered when planning changes Highlight some useful NPA resources

3 Reasons for considering the nGMS and PhS contracts in tandem - 1 Saving time and management effort Needs assessment Steering Groups for implementation LDPs and SSDPs Developing management capacity & expertise

4 Reasons for considering the nGMS and PhS contracts in tandem - 2 Focus on medicines management NPA A quick reference guide to the quality indicators in the new General Medical Services (GMS contract) medicines management service for people with diabetes medicines management service for people with mental health problems

5 Reasons for considering the nGMS and PhS contracts in tandem - 3 OOHs Nurses based in pharmacies providing walk in services Pharmacists triaging patients on behalf of GPs Pharmacies/pharmacists in OOHs primary care centres

6 Reasons for considering the nGMS and PhS contracts in tandem - 4 Building the Best – the Choice Agenda Access

7 What are the challenges for PCTs? Getting the Executive Committee and the Board on board – NPA & PCPA Developments in community pharmacy: template PCT paper Developing managers who understand both nGMS and PhS Creating an integrated vision for primary care Making the workload manageable

8 Summary – First Steps Health needs assessment – one integrated process Pharmacist on nGMS implementation group Review of LDPs/SSDPs in light of both contracts

9 Summary – First Steps Use of all available management resource and expertise Pharmacist on PEC LPC Prescribing Committee/MMS Collaborative NPA resources

10 Contact details Jenny Webb NPA NHS Service Development Dept


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