Latest News – PSNC Main site Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

  • PSNC Video Message from CEO Simon Dukes
    Posted by fergusonj on 15th January 2021 at 5:42 pm

    PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes has recorded a new video message for community pharmacy contractors and their teams. In the video Simon reflects on the extraordinary year just passed and looks to the challenges ahead, noting in particular the stoicism and commitment of community pharmacy teams and calling for an end to the slow responses... […]

  • January 2021 Price Concessions 1st Update
    Posted by welbournes on 15th January 2021 at 3:29 pm

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets 10 £3.85 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £8.68 Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.39 Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.99 Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £6.10 […]

  • Discharge Medicines Service Toolkit published
    Posted by buxtona on 15th January 2021 at 1:16 pm

    NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have today (15th January 2021), published the NHS Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Toolkit for Pharmacy Staff in Community, Primary and Secondary Care. The toolkit aims to assist and support cross sector implementation of the DMS as an Essential service in all NHS community pharmacies in England. It sets out... […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Sancuso (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches Sancuso® (granisetron) 3.1mg/24 hours transdermal patches are out of stock until mid-February 2021 (other formulations of granisetron (tablets and injection) are not affected). Specialist importer companies have indicated that unlicensed […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Normacol granules and Normacol Plus granules – Update
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Update (14/01/2020): Normacol granules back in stock, Normacol Plus granules now expected early February 2021 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Sterculia (Normacol) 62% w/w granules, Sterculia & Frangula Bark (Normacol Plus) 62%/8% w/w granules Normacol and Normacol Plus granules are out of stock until 13th September... […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz)
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Update: (14/01/2020) resupply now expected End of March 2021   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz) Advanz, the sole supplier, are out of stock of fluoxetine 30mg capsules with resupply expected mid-December 2020 Fluoxetine 10mg and 20mg capsules remain available A Serious... […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) 5mg and 10mg suppositories – Updated
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Update (14/01/2021) – Due to changes in the availability of Bisacodyl suppositories – an updated overview can be found below: Product Supplier Current Stock Position Anticipated resupply date Bisacodyl 5mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Early March 2021 Bisacodyl 10mg suppositories Sanofi Out of stock Limited supplies expected early February 2021, full resupplies expected March... […]

  • Supply Disruption Alert: Prednisolone 5mg suppositories (RPH Pharmaceuticals) – Update
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Update: 14/01/2021 Resupply date now expected to be End of January 2021 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Prednisolone 5mg suppositories. Prednisolone 5mg suppositories are out of stock until end of July 2020 due to manufacturing issues. Unlicensed supplies of prednisolone 5mg suppositories have been sourced, lead... […]

  • DHSC flu vac stock: use for private patients
    Posted by buxtona on 14th January 2021 at 11:43 am

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that from tomorrow (15th January 2021), community pharmacies can offer a flu vaccination using DHSC centrally procured vaccine to private patients or those within occupational health schemes (Group C patients in the DHSC guidance on use of centrally procured vaccines). This decision follows PSNC’s request... […]

  • New scheme launched to support domestic abuse victims
    Posted by mabbuttm on 14th January 2021 at 11:22 am

    The Home Office is implementing a new scheme to help victims of domestic abuse access support safely, and is encouraging community pharmacy teams to get involved. The ‘Ask for ANI’ scheme has been developed by the Home Office to provide a simple and discreet way for victims to signal to pharmacy staff that they need... […]