Pharmaceutical Care for Patients Prescribed Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) in Hepatitis C Treatment
Forth Valley Pharmacy Contractors Committee (PCC) and NHS Forth Valley have agreed a new model of delivery of pharmaceutical care for patients prescribed direct acting antivirals for Hepatitis C in Forth Valley. The model will embrace a patient centred approach to treatment where the community pharmacy will be reimbursed for providing a package of care (i.e. a treatment fee per patient) rather than payment per item of dispensing/supervision service. This service will commence on 1st April 2015. The payment is £70 per month while the patient is on DAAs.
Please refer to the resources below for the service specification and contract pertaining to DAA’s in Hepatitis C. Please consider the specification and return the signed contract to Carol Droubay, Pharmacy Contracts Officer, Primary Care Contractor Services if you are identified as a community pharmacy to take part in this service.
As part of the contract it is expected that pharmacies will develop a care plan for each patient engaged with the service during their treatment. A number of resources are enclosed and contact numbers for further information. When a patient is identified for initiation on DAA therapy a member of the hepatology team will contact the patients named pharmacy and agree a time for the hepatology team to visit the pharmacy to discuss the treatment plan and provide contacts/points of referral. Kirstin McIntosh, Pharmacy Champion, and Pauline Morrison, Hepatology Pharmacist at FVRH, will also support the development of care planning and may be contacted for advice or information.
- Service Specification – Pharmaceutical Care for Patients Prescribed Direct Acting Antivirals in Hepatitis C Treatment
- Contract – Pharmaceutical Care for Patients Prescribed Direct Acting Antivirals in Hepatitis C Treatment
- Forth Valley Hepatitis Service – Information for Community Pharmacists
- Generic Risk Assessment for PCR Tool – Direct Acting Antivirals (September 2015)
- Flow Chart – Community Pharmacy Supply of Direct Acting Antivirals