Services Database H. Pylori Service (Hammersmith & Fulham Area)

Service ID

100465

Description

13C-urea breath testing for Helicobacter pylori can be provided by some Hammersmith and Fulham community pharmacies.

Aims:

  • To provide a high quality pylori testing service that is convenient for patients and GPs and provides good value for money: and
  • To avoid unnecessary hospital appointments.

Process:

  • Only diabact UBT will be used
  • If the GP decides that a 13C-urea breath test is indicated and that there is no reason not to test (e.g. ulcer treatments should not be used in the previous 2 weeks and the patient is over 18 years) they should explain the test to the patient and give him or her a prescription for diabact UBT, an instruction leaflet and a list of pharmacies providing the service
  • The patient will be asked to contact one of the listed pharmacies to arrange an appointment for the test if they meet the criteria

Location of service

Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow LPC

Commissioner

NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

H. Pylori

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Community pharmacists who would like to provide the service will be trained to use diabact UBT, probably by trainers who have been trained by the kits’ manufacturer.

Comments

This service is available in the Hammersmith & Fulham area only.