Oldham Services


In the event that your pharmacy needs to suspend the delivery of locally commissioned services due to closures (either planned, unplanned or partial closures) contractors are responsible for notifying the commissioner.

Oldham Locally Commissioned Services:

 

Asymptomatic Testing

Oldham Community Testing Programme – PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION HAS NOW PASSED (Weds 3rd March)

Tendering Process & How to Access the Opportunity 

Details of the tender can be found on The Chest – https://www.the-chest.org.uk/

You must be registered on The Chest to access and submit the application documents, if you have not previously registered, contractors can set up as a new supplier at  https://procontract.due-north.com/.

The tender framework being adopted is a ‘Dynamic Purchasing System’ which means the commissioner can accept multiple providers and can extend the provision period flexibly without going back out to tender.

Timelines

The timescales are tight with a 15-day turnaround.

  •  Monday 15th February – Tender documents will be uploaded to The Chest
  • Monday 15th February – Wednesday 3rd March – Opportunity for clarifications to be raised via The Chest
  • Wednesday 3rd March 12pm – Deadline for submission

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION HAS NOW PASSED (Weds 3rd March)

  • Wednesday 3rd March – Wednesday 10th March – Tenders evaluation
  • Monday 15th March – Wednesday 31st March – Contract implementation
  • Thursday 1st April – New contract commences

Supporting Documents

The following documents are available on The Chest public domain and may support contractors to make an informed decision before applying:

Annex C Exclusion Grounds – Grounds for exclusion from the tender process

NHS Test and Trace Staff Testing

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure

The following clarifications have been confirmed for all bidders:

TUPE is not involved in the tender.

Tests are free of charge to providers with PPE supplied. Oldham council will deliver to provider sites.

Weekly activity report required of volume of tests only.

Monthly invoicing required – electronic preferable.

£10 per test

No cap on the number of tests

CHL has also kindly put together the following documents to support contractors with this process:

Pharmacy Setup Checklist

Oldham Asymptomatic Covid Testing Process 

Further information on the service model, fees, and training can be found here – Oldham Community Testing Programme – Summary 25.02.21

 

If you have any queries with regards to the above, please contact enquiries@gmlpc.org.uk


Sexual Health Services

Emergency Hormone Contraception (EHC) Including Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening

Service Specification updated – 1.10.2019 – 31.03.2021

Please note: RU Clear STI screening service has now ceased with immediate effect. Please see supporting document here.

Doxycycline PGD – 07/01/2021-06/01/2023

Azithromycin PGD– 07/01/2021-06/01/2023

Levonorgestrel PGD – 28/06/19 – 27/06/2021 – Please see COVID-19 Updates for temporary adjustment

Levonorgestrel PGD Records Amendment – 30/11/20-21/06/2021

Supporting Documents

Service Information Letter – October 2019

COVID-19 Updates

Levonorgestrel temporary adjustment-01/10/2020 – 30/06/2021

Key Contact

Andrea Entwistle Public Health Business and Strategy Manager Oldham Council Level 4, Civic Centre West Street Oldham, OL1 1UG*
Telephone: 0161 770 3386
Email: andrea.entwistle@oldham.gov.uk

Substance Misuse Services

Supervised Consumption

Service Level Agreement – 01/04/18 – 31/03/21

Service Specification – 01/04/18 – 31/03/21

Supporting Documents

Pharmacy letter ROAR May 2018

LPC contact details March 2020 ——

COVID-19 Updates

Covid19 Community Pharmacy Contingency Plan March 2020

Pharmacy Factsheet COVID-19

Confirmation of fees—-

Supervised consumption payments for pharmacies -Oct 2020

Key Contact

Graham Parsons Chief Pharmacist Turning Point Standon House, 21 Mansell St, London, E1 8AA
Telephone: 07484 514189
Email: graham.parsons@turning-point.co.uk

Needle and Syringe Exchange

Service Level Agreement – 01/04/18 – 31/03/21

Service Specification – 01/04/18 – 31/03/21

Supporting Documents

Pharmacy letter ROAR May 2018

Key Contact

Graham Parsons Chief Pharmacist Turning Point Standon House, 21 Mansell St, London, E1 8AA
Telephone: 07484 514189
Email: graham.parsons@turning-point.co.uk

Alcohol Services

Currently not commissioned in this locality

Stop Smoking Services

Smoking Cessation

Currently not commissioned in this locality

NRT Voucher Scheme

Currently not commissioned in this locality

Champix PGD

Currently not commissioned in this locality

End of Life Services

Palliative Care Stock Holding

Service Specification – including Anti-viral stockholding PSD– 20/04/2020 – 31/03/2021

Up until 31st July pharmacies were reporting on stock holding on a weekly basis to support the COVID-19 response. This weekly reporting is no longer a requirement. It has been agreed that contractors are now only required to report monthly as per the service specification.

Please see below Antiviral stockholding arrangements – including key contacts – for Christmas and New Year 2020

Oldham Antiviral Stockholding Arrangements-23/12/2020

 

Out of Hours

Please refer to the Palliative Care service specification for details on out of hours

Minor Ailments Services

GM Scheme

Service not currently commissioned in this locality. Please refer to GMLPCs newsletter ‘locality updates’ for further information.

Local Scheme

Currently not commissioned in this locality

Eye Condition Services

Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES)

Supporting Documents

CUES Service Summary One Pager

CUES Practice list Oldham September 2020

PE UES Poster AW 1

PE UES Poster AW 1b practice poster

PE UES Poster AW 2

PE UES Poster AW 2b practice poster

Urgent Eyecare Service Leaflet

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CUES (COVID-19 Urgent Eye Care Service) was launched to support the pandemic. This service now supersedes the Minor Eye Condition Service (MECS)

The CUES is an extended version of the MECS service which allows remote consultation and uses IT capability to provide a digital service. In some areas, an Independent prescriber may be used to prescribe medicines for the patient.

For further details please refer to the service summary, available here

Where a medicine is required, Pharmacies will directly be supplying or selling (where appropriate), “Pharmacy only” (P) medicines and General Sales List (GSL) medicines, and the following POMs: chloramphenicol, cyclopentolate hydrochloride, fusidic acid and tropicamide.

In these new CUES areas, patients will be provided with a private written order for purchase items over the counter or access the Minor Ailment Service (MAS) in areas where the MAS is commissioned.

For further information click here

Minor Eye Conditions NHS Community Dispensing Service (MECS )

Currently not commissioned in this locality

NHS Health Check

Service Specification

Key Contact

Andrea Entwistle Public Health Business and Strategy Manager Oldham Council Level 4, Civic Centre West Street Oldham, OL1 1UG*

Telephone: 0161 770 3386

Email: andrea.entwistle@oldham.gov.uk

 



NOTE: If you would like information/advice about how to get commissioned to provide an advanced or local enhanced service, contact us on 0161 228 6163 or via enquiries@gmlpc.org.uk.