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Numarks Sore Throat Test and Treat Service

Numark launch resources to support members to deliver Sore Throat Test and Treat Service.

To help further support their members in delivering private services to their patients, Numark have developed a range of comprehensive resources designed to help members set up and establish a professional Sore Throat Test and Treat Service.

During the winter season approximately 1.2 million people visit their GP for sore throats. Most are due to viral infections where symptomatic relief is the only treatment1 and easily available from community pharmacy.  But now community pharmacy can offer a ‘test and treat’ service, being able to identify if the sore throat is due to a Streptococcus A bacterial infection and if appropriate, provide antibiotic treatment via a patient group direction (PGD) or an independent prescriber (IP). 

Numark can provide a number of downloadable resources which include

  • ‘How to take a Throat Swab’ training module
  • Service implementation checklist
  • Staff Workbook
  • Staff Briefing Sheet
  • Suitability Checklist
  • Competency Checklist
  • SOP
  • Patient Journey
  • Client Consent and Record Form
  • GP Referral Letter
  • GP Implementation Letter
  • Pharmacy Audit
  • Marketing Materials

Finally, in partnership with Pharmadoctor Numark can also provide a range of practical resources to help members deliver their service, these include:

  • Sore Throat PGD
  • Strep A Diagnostic kit