POINT OF CARE TESTING – RTI


Four pharmacies in the LPC area are taking part in a pilot using C-reactive protein testing to identify respiratory track infections.

The aims of the pilot  are to evaluate a CRP test in community pharmacy and to assess the acceptability of point of care CRP testing in community pharmacy. To demonstrate the reduction in GP appointments for non- LRTI and antibiotic prescribing.

The pharmacies are;

Meir Hay – Longton

Ratcliffes – Ashbourne road

Milton Stoke – Stoke

 

The supporting paperwork including SLA can be found below. For future information please contact Tania Cork

A brief introduction to CRP

Cough_Chest Infection Poster A3

Dear Doctor letter

Dear patient letter

FAQs

PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Point of Care CRP testing SLA

Symptoms of a cold

V4 TYI leaflet for community pharmacy