Hertfordshire LPC newsletter archive 2014/15

Archived newsletters – 2014/15


Date  Content
Newsletter February 2015
  • national audit for 2014/15;
  • year end 2014/15;
  • prescription direction;
  • EPS2 implementation;
  • repeat prescription arrangements;
  • public health contracts.
Newsletter April 2015
Newsletter May 2015
  • LPC strategic plan for the next three years;
  • upcoming events;
  • latest update on EPS2 implementation;
  • reminder about repeat management arrangements;
  • request for pharmacy contractors to complete a questionnaire about needle exchange services.
Newsletter July 2015
  • important information about the national flu advanced service including a request for pharmacies to complete an online survey about whether they require training organised by the LPC;
  • upcoming events including the AGM on 30 September 2015;
  • Hertfordshire Year of Mental Health;
  • NMS and MUR support;
  • latest update on EPS2 implementation
  • a vacancy for a non-prescribing pharmacist at Herts Urgent Care.
Newsletter October 2015
  • Think pharmacy even;
  • CPAF
  • flu vaccinations 2015/16;
  • EPS2 rollout;
  • Community Pharmacy Emergency Supplies Service (CPESS);
  • the LPC Audit for 2015/16;
  • Upcoming events.
Herts Newsletter December 2015
  • important information on preparation for the festive season;
  • flu vaccinations 2015-16;
  • information on EPS masterclass training,
  • new help and information for people with type two diabetes
  • upcoming dates for your diaries.

This month’s edition has been split into two different newsletters:

  1. East and North Herts LPC news for those pharmacies in East and North Hertfordshire (North Herts, Upper Lea Valley, Lower Lea Valley, Stort Valley and Villages, Stevenage and Welwyn/Hatfield). This contains the above important information along with some additional information on how to support patients with diabetes.
  2. Herts Valleys LPC news for those pharmacies in Herts Valleys (Dacorum, Watford and Three Rivers, St Albans and Harpenden and Hertsmere). This contains the above important information along with some additional information on the West Hertfordshire Strategic Review “Your Care Your Future” and Pharmacy Medicines and Optimisation Team plans and guidance. There is also a request to consent to providing an email address to Herts Valleys CCG through the following survey so that they can keep you up to date with information directly.

For those pharmacies situated in Royston the generic LPC news applies as above however for local initiatives led by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG we would suggest you subscribe to or contact Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LPC.


Date Content
Newsletter May 2014
  • medicines support for carers;
  • smartcards;
  • implementation of EPS2; public health contracts;
  • development of the Hertfordshire; Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA);
  • updates from the Hertfordshire and South Midlands Area Team (NHS England);
  • upcomi ng training events.
Newsletter August 2014
  • Hertfordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA);
  • seasonal flu vaccinations;
  • latest information on the roll out of EPS2; implementation of the community pharmacy pilot regarding home care medicines administration;
  • information on the public health promotion campaigns.
Newsletter October 2014
  • LPC survey;
  • seasonal flu vaccinations;
  • publication of the draft Hertfordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA);
  • EPS2 implementation;
  • feedback from the LPC open meeting in September;
  • upcoming training events.
Newsletter December 2014
  • repeat management;
  • latest information on the roll out of EPS2;
  • prescription direction;
  • repeat prescription arrangements for Warfarin;
  • dementia
  • Carers in Herts.