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Proposed Location

Proposed Location
Strathspey Pharmacy states the neighbourhood is Newtonmore and all areas to the south and southwest of demarcation line to the natural boundary of loch Laggan and Drumochter summit. It is defined as:

North – north of Newtonmore
East – to the western edge of the Cairngorms
South – south of Dalwhinnie
West – up to Ardverikie

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* 1. Do you agree the boundary of Newtonmore describes the neighbourhood?

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* 2. Do you agree the proposed location at Newtonmore is appropriate to meet the needs of the neighbourhood?

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* 3. Do you live in the neighbourhood within the dark border on the map?

Opening Times

The pharmacy proposes to provide services at the following times:

Monday       9.00 – 6.00 pm
Tuesday       9.00 – 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 – 6.00 pm
Thursday     9.00 – 6.00 pm
Friday          9.00 – 6.00 pm
Saturday     9.00 – 1.00 pm (winter)
                     9.00 – 5.00 pm (summer)

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* 4. Do you agree the proposed hours are appropriate to the needs of the neighbourhood?

Pharmaceutical Services

Strathspey Pharmacy proposes to provide all core, local, national and additional pharmaceutical services as listed below:

Core :

·       Minor Ailment Service (MAS): Certain groups of patients can register with the community pharmacy of their choice to enable them to consult with a community pharmacist for certain minor conditions from the pharmacy free of charge.  The pharmacist advises, treats or refers the individual according to their needs.
·       Acute Medication Service (AMS) : This is the dispensing of acute or “one-off” prescriptions but supported by the electronic version of the prescription, to increase patient safety, improve data collection and payment processes.
·       Medication; Care Review (MCR) - (previously known as CMS - Chronic Medication Service): For patients with long term conditions where pharmacists can provide an assessment of your medicines which includes any particular medicines related risks. MCR includes the ability to provide a serial prescription over the course of 6 months or a year to patients without the patient requiring to contact their GP practice for these items during this time period.
·       Public Health Service (PHS): Patients can access their local community pharmacy for self-care advice, support and information on health issues.  This includes a smoking cessation service to help those who wish to stop smoking and a sexual health service which includes free access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC).
·       Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) – Those patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Coeliac Disease or dermatitis herpetiformis by their GP can register with a pharmacy of their choice to obtain GFF food items in accordance with the Highland GFFS Formulary (an agreed list of foods that the NHS consider as essential).

Local Services :

·       Advice to Care Homes
·       Buprenorphine Dispensing & Supervision
·       Care at Home
·       Methadone Dispensing & Supervision
·       Needle Exchange Services
·       Palliative Care
·       Pharmacist Prescribing Clinic

National Services (requiring local agreement) :

·        Enhanced pharmaceutical Care/Pharmacy First: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Impetigo Treatment
·       Medication Compliance Support Service Device (Blister Pack)
·       Unscheduled Care: Urgent Supply of Medication
·       Hepatitis C Drug Dispensing
·       Prostate cancer dispensing
·       Disposal of patients’ unwanted medicines
·       Stoma Service

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* 5. Do you agree there are gaps/deficiencies in the existing provision of pharmaceutical services to the neighbourhood?

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* 6. Do you agree it is necessary to approve a pharmacy application in the neighbourhood to ensure pharmaceutical services are adequately provided?

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* 7. In your opinion would the proposed pharmacy help other healthcare providers to work closer together i.e. GPs, community nursing, other pharmacies, dentists, optometrists and social services?

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* 8. In your opinion how would the proposed pharmacy impact on other healthcare providers i.e. GPs, community nursing, other pharmacies, dentists, optometrists and social services?

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* 9. Please write any other comments you may have

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* 10. Please indicate whether you are responding as an:

Your responses are anonymous.  By taking part in this consultation, you are agreeing that we may make your response available within the Consultation Analysis Report which will be published by NHS Highland who are co-ordinating the gathering of information jointly on behalf of Highland Pharmacy.