Messages from Andy Pickard at NHSE about local issues.

Messages from Andy Pickard at NHSE about local issues.

September 20, 2018

Please see three messages below from NHSE….


Dear colleagues

As you may already be aware, the NUMSAS service has now been extended for a further 6 months until 31st March 2019. The revised service specification is available on the LPC website for your information, click here to see SLA

Latest information from NHSBSA indicates that across Staffordshire and Shropshire, a total of 119 pharmacies have registered to provide this service, however less than 30 of these pharmacies have completed the validation process to enable referrals to be made. Therefore, over the next few days, those pharmacies that have registered , but have not completed the process, will receive a test email to your NHSmail account which you will need to respond to in order to activate the referral link. The email will include a mock 111 referral message as an attachment which will include a request to send confirmation of receipt to Richard Topping (DoS Lead) and myself. This is important as it provides evidence of successful end to end testing and will minimise risk of genuine messages with patient details being misdirected.
If you have any queries, please contact me at


Dear colleagues

The latest version of the spreadsheet detailing pharmacies which are commissioned to provide the four enhanced services from NHSE North Midlands has been uploaded to the LPC website. Can you please check the details carefully for your individual branches, and let me know if there are any inaccuracies, as this list will be circulated to GP practices, CCGs and other stakeholders next week.

Check the spreadsheet here


Andy Pickard


Q2 campaign has ended and your participation should have been reported on PharmOutcomes.

Q3 campaign is scheduled to be on respiratory with a COPD focus.  This will run from November in you will receive information from NHSE in the coming weeks which will detail the campaign and how to access the resources you need.  Please check your pharmacy shared NHS mailbox for the official letter from NHSE (Shropshire and Staffordshire).  In addition the LPC will put information in the next newsletter and also on the website.

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