Pharmacy First – starting to prepare

Following on from the publication of the service specification, clinical pathways, draft Patient Group Directions and protocol for the Pharmacy First service, and ahead of the launch of the service on 31st January 2024, we have produced some initial resources to support pharmacy owners and their teams to start to prepare for the service.

Pharmacy owner checklist: getting going with the Pharmacy First service*

Pharmacist checklist: getting going with the Pharmacy First service*

These checklists detail the actions pharmacy owners and pharmacists (including locums) can start to undertake to prepare to provide the Pharmacy First service, while waiting for further information and resources to be published. The pharmacist owner checklist also contains a list of important dates for the Pharmacy First service.

Initial briefing for pharmacy teams

This is a two-page summary for pharmacy teams to provide them with initial information on the Pharmacy First service.

We are also regularly updating our Pharmacy First webpage with information and Frequently Asked Questions and will publish further resources ahead of the launch of the service.

*please note, since this news story was published, the above resources have been updated. Links to the updated resources can be found below:

Pharmacy owner implementation checklist: Pharmacy First service

Pharmacist implementation checklist: Pharmacy First service

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