There were presentations on 2 new services: The Gateshead Minor Ailment Scheme (MAS), and the new Transfer of Care (TofC) Service in Gateshead & South Tyneside.
The Gateshead MAS is a fantastic new service for Gateshead based on the recently introduced “award winning” South Tyneside MAS. Historically, Gateshead didn’t have a pharmacy based MAS (except in small isolated pockets) and this service will really put community pharmacy on the map at the centre of health care for minor ailments – “Think Pharmacy First”
Turning to the TofC service...This innovative service will allow hospital colleagues to communicate with community pharmacy via our PharmOutcomes IT platform – requesting NMS, MUR or public health interventions.
All pharmacies will be switched on, so please ensure that you regularly check PharmOutcomes for the referral...