Services Database Improving Inhaler Technique Through Pharmacy 2018-19 (Across the Greater Manchester Area – 2 LPCs Involved)

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Please note this service is commissioned across Manchester by the Greater Manchester NHS England Team. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same inhaler technique service in their areas:

  • Bolton LPC
  • Greater Manchester LPC

The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
The purpose of the Improving Inhaler Technique through Community Pharmacy service is to provide a brief intervention service to patients receiving inhaled medication for respiratory disease.
The Service is available to patients registered with a GP practice in Greater Manchester presenting a prescription for inhaled respiratory medication for the treatment of asthma or COPD to a participating pharmacy.

Location of service

Bolton LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

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  • The pharmacist must have undertaken face to face inhaler technique training from an approved trainer in the last three years.
  • All pharmacists providing the service are to self-declare their competence using the ‘Declaration of Competence for Improving Inhaler Technique through Community Pharmacy’ available at Pharmacist should ensure they re-accredit in line with the requirements of the ‘Declaration of Competence’.