Strep A testing service - a new initiative

Welcome to this learning module on the new Strep A testing service available to customers. The service allows a trained pharmacist to assess a customer presenting with sore throat to determine if they are suffering from a streptococcal throat infection. Following a swab test, if the customer shows a positive result for the presence of Strep A, the trained pharmacist can supply antibiotics for the treatment of the infection, if appropriate, via an in-store Patient Group Direction (PGD).

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