The LPC is would like to remind pharmacists in Gateshead that the accreditation process for Gateshead Contractors to supply EHC has been simplified. As per the recently updated PGD, Gateshead Council are using the CPPE declaration of competence (DoC) framework to accredit their pharmacists along with attendance at a face to face update event every 2 years.
New Providers will simply need to fill in the CPPE DoC and then attend a meeting.
Existing Providers have until the end of January 2017 to fill in the DoC.
From 1st February , Pharmoutcomes will verify your DoC on-line once a year, in a similar way to the flu DoC process.
The LPC advise all contractors to log into CPPE and update your declaration of competence
David Brady, Sexual Health Program Lead will be posting the following message on Pharmoutcomes…
“Pharmacists currently accredited and delivering the service (as per 2014-16 PGD Number CP01B, Gateshead Council Levonelle 1500), their training requirements remain valid up to February 1st 2017. An enrolment facility on the EHC Pharmoutcomes template will be active from Feb 1st 2017, in order to facilitate online access of DOCs by the commissioner. For this to take effect and ensure continuation of service by your pharmacy, pharmacists must enable Pharmoutcomes to access their CPPE record and take the opportunity to refresh CPPE packs as necessary”