THE National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has developed a Minor Ailment Service (MAS) standard operating procedure (SOP) and FAQs resource for its members in Scotland.
The resources, which are available to download from the NPA website, have been developed in response to the revised directions and specifications for MAS outlined in the Scottish Government NHS Circular PCA (P)(2016) 12, which came into force on August 1 this year.
The new directions define and strengthen the responsibilities involved with MAS registration, gathering patient consent and remuneration processes, as well as setting out 10 key principles for MAS providers.
The SOP and FAQs resource can be used to help ensure effective delivery of MAS in the pharmacy. As required by the 2016 Directions, a section of the SOP specifies procedures for patients who are housebound.
For further information contact the NPA Pharmacy Services team on 01727 891 800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.