The Latest Updates From PSNC
Serious Shortage Protocol
Contractor Notice: SSP02 Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and SSP03 Fluoxetine 40mg capsules extended
SSP02 Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and SSP03 Fluoxetine 40mg capsules have been extended (SSP01 for Fluoxetine 10mg capsules was withdrawn from 23.55pm Friday 25th October 2019). The extension dates can be seen in the table below:
|SSP||Current expiry date|
|SSP02: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules||This SSP has been varied – the revised end date is now 20th November 2019|
|SSP03: Fluoxetine 40mg capsules||This SSP has been varied – the revised end date is now 11th November 2019|
These expiry dates may be brought forward or extended, and the content may be amended throughout this period. Pharmacists should ensure they are using the current version of an SSP before supplying an alternative product.
Current versions of SSPs can be found at: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-andappliance-contractors/serious-shortage-protocols-ssps
CPCF Services: Important dates and checklist
PSNC has published a Briefing which provides a checklist of important dates for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) which relate to services including the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service; Flu Vaccination Service; Medicines Use Reviews; New Medicine Service; Pharmacy Quality Scheme and contractual public health campaigns, as well as dates when relevant news stories have been published which highlight resources for these services/campaigns. Please note, this Briefing is a ‘live’ document and will be updated as and when announcements and dates are confirmed.
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/cpcf-services-important-dates-and-checklist/
Pharmacy Quality Scheme
PQS: Have you checked the SCR report to see if you’ve met the SCR quality criterion?
Community pharmacy contractors can now check if they have met the Summary Care Record (SCR) quality criterion of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). NHS Digital publishes a weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures for community pharmacy and contractors can also access a data visualisation tool to view their SCR viewing figures on a graph on a week-by-week basis.
The NHS Digital weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures will be updated each week on a Thursday; access will not show immediately on the weekly spreadsheet as it shows the previous week’s data (from Monday-Sunday). Contractors are advised to confirm that any SCR access on or after 1st October 2019 have been recorded in the weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures and keep a screenshot of this for validation purposes.
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/pqs-have-you-checked-the-scr-report-to-see-if-youve-met-the-scr-quality-criterion/
PQS: Risk review quality criterion resource published
PSNC has worked with the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group to produce Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Completing the risk review, which provides contractors with information on what they need to do to meet the risk review quality criterion as well as worked examples of the risk review templates.
View the new resource, Pharmacy Quality Scheme – completing the risk review
Further information on this quality criterion is available in the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) guidance (pages 24-25) and risk review templates, which contractors can choose to use, are also available in Annex 2 and 3 in this guidance.
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/pqs-risk-review-quality-criterion-resource-published/
PQS: Patient safety report quality criterion resource published
PSNC has worked with the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group to produce Pharmacy Quality Scheme – completing the risk review, which provides contractors with information on what they need to do to meet the patient safety report quality criterion, as well as worked examples of the monthly and annual patient safety report templates.
Further information on this quality criterion is also available in the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) guidance (pages 26-27). Monthly and annual patient safety report templates, which contractors can choose to use, are available in Annex 4 and 5 in the NHSE&I PQS guidance
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/cpqs-patient-safety-report-quality-criterion-resource-published/
Community Pharmacist Consultation Service
Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) launches
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) launched on 29th October, marking a significant moment for community pharmacy.
Following the successful piloting of its two predecessors – the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) and Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) – the CPCS has been nationally commissioned across England. The service is a key component of the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) settlement which came fully into effect this month.
Numerous community pharmacies have already signed up to offer the service. If your pharmacy has yet to do so, please note that you need to register by 1st December 2019 to receive the £900 Transitional payment. PSNC has developed a checklist to help you get ready to provide CPCS.
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/community-pharmacist-consultation-service-cpcs-launches/
Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) full questionnaire arrangements
Pharmacy contractors are reminded that, from 1st November 2019, some community pharmacies in England will be invited to complete the full Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) questionnaire, as part of the CPAF process for this year. The full CPAF questionnaire will be available on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website until Sunday 1st December 2019, for the selected pharmacies to complete.
Pharmacies may be selected for the full CPAF questionnaire if, for example, they did not complete a screening questionnaire or if there are concerns about the pharmacy relating to patient safety. Some pharmacies may also be selected to validate their screening questionnaire answers.
View the full PSNC article: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/community-pharmacy-assurance-framework-cpaf-full-questionnaire-arrangements/CPCF Contractor Calendar 09Oct19 (1) 2019 Contract Spreadsheet tasks for contractors VERSION 2.2 Oct-19