Liverpool CCG and Community Pharmacy Liverpool launch FebriDx® service in over 100 community pharmacies | Business

LIVERPOOL, England – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 12, 2022–

Today, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Community Pharmacy Liverpool launched a new clinical service that will allow more than 100 pharmacies to offer a 10-minute point-of-care test to differentiate bacterial respiratory infections from viral infections.

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Now available in more than 100 pharmacies in Liverpool, the FebriDx point-of-care test detects and differentiates bacterial respiratory infections from viral infections in 10 minutes. The FebriDx test will be used for patients with acute cough in pharmacies as part of a new minor illness treatment service called Pharmacy First, to enable rapid diagnoses and appropriate prescription of antibiotics – without the need for ” an appointment with a general practitioner beforehand. (Photo: Business Wire)

The test, named FebriDx ®, will be used for patients with acute cough in pharmacies in Liverpool as part of a new minor illness treatment service known as Pharmacy First, to allow rapid diagnoses and prescription. appropriate antibiotics – without the need for an appointment with a general practitioner beforehand.

“It is often difficult for health care providers to determine whether a respiratory infection is bacterial or viral without this type of rapid test because the symptoms are almost identical,” said Peter Johnstone, Medication Optimization Manager for Liverpool CCG.

“FebriDx lends itself very well to the Pharmacy First initiative – the test uses a small sample of blood from a finger to differentiate an acute bacterial respiratory infection from an acute viral infection in just 10 minutes, and we are starting to deliver it in local pharmacies to help ensure people get the right treatment.

the FebriDx test has already been in use in some UK hospitals and GP practices for three years, but this is the first time it has been used in the Merseyside region.

“Our goal is to provide patients with more convenient access to acute cough testing and treatment under a new patient group leadership (PGD),” explains Matt Harvey, Director of Liverpool Community Pharmacy. “With the high number of patients suffering from coughs and breathing problems during the winter season, we see a real opportunity to bring this test to local pharmacies to help us treat patients faster – without the need for an appointment. yourself or a prescription from a general practitioner beforehand. “

In addition to its convenience, clinical studies show that this test allows healthcare providers to rule out bacterial infections for their patients with 99% confidence, which may help reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance.

To find out more about this service, visit: www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk

About NHS Liverpool CCG

NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the commissioning (planning and procurement) of hospital and community health services for the people of Liverpool. It has a budget of around £ 840million per year. The CCG is made up of representatives from each of the city’s 85 GP practices and is headed by a governing body made up of GPs from across the city. Visit the website at: www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk

About the Liverpool Community Pharmacy

The Liverpool Community Pharmacy is The Liverpool Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC), an organization that represents community pharmacies across the city. Visit the website at: www.liverpool-lpc.org.uk

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CONTACT: NHS Liverpool CCG Media Contact

Anna Kettle, Senior Director of Communications, NHS Liverpool CCG

Phone. : 0151 295 3540, e-mail: [email protected]

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