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  • Christmas opening hours
    Posted by gohw on 13th November 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors do not have to open on days which are specifically mentioned in the Regulations (namely Christmas Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday) or a day which has been specifically designated as a ‘bank holiday’, unless directed to open by their local NHS England team. In December, contractors in England will not be... […]

  • Mitomycin-C 10mg Powder for Solution for Injection (Kyowa): Company led drug alert
    Posted by welbournes on 12th November 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company led drug recall, to be actioned, for certain batches of: Mitomycin-C Kyowa 10mg Powder for Solution for Injection. Date issued: 12th November 2018 CLDA number: (18) A/09 MDR number: MDR 06-11/18 Batch number: 6058517 The above batch is being recalled because an out of specification result... […]

  • FMD webinar now on-demand
    Posted by mabbuttm on 8th November 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC’s recent webinar about the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). More than 1,000 people registered for yesterday’s webinar hosted by Alastair Buxton, PSNC’s Director of NHS Services. Alastair used the event to explain how the introduction of FMD will affect the day-to-day working of […]

  • PSNC October Meeting: summary for contractors now available
    Posted by mabbuttm on 7th November 2018 at 5:07 pm

    PSNC’s October meeting was held on the 9th and 10th of the month in Swindon, and key agenda items included: Analysis of the 2018/19 funding offer; Revision of PSNC’s service development proposals; The first meeting of PSNC’s Brexit Forum; and Consideration of the pilot to integrate pharmacy and medicines optimisation into new care models. Download... […]

  • Secretary of State advances the prevention agenda
    Posted by mabbuttm on 6th November 2018 at 5:50 pm

    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has released a policy paper setting out the Government’s plan to put prevention at the centre of healthcare. The paper, Prevention is better than cure, sets out plans to diagnose cancer earlier, tackle obesity and use technology to predict illness, in a drive to... […]

  • Update to adrenaline 150 microgram auto-injector validation protocol – urgent action required by pharmacy teams
    Posted by welbournes on 6th November 2018 at 3:41 pm

    A revised interim protocol on dispensing adrenaline 150 microgram auto-injectors has been issued by the Department of  Health and Social Care (DHSC). Stock levels are now sufficient to ensure that – with immediate effect – every patient that presents a prescription will be able to have access to at least two adrenaline auto-injectors that are either in date... […]

  • Change in the classification of certain glucosamine containing products
    Posted by hackettg on 6th November 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Glucosamine containing products (GCPs), marketed as food supplements, with dosage levels of base glucosamine at 1178mg/day or higher can no longer be sold or supplied by pharmacy teams as they are now considered unauthorised medicines. It is important to note that under Regulation 47 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 it is an offence to... […]

  • Quality Payments: DoS Profile Updater now available
    Posted by alkharsanz on 5th November 2018 at 3:53 pm

    The Directory of Services (DoS) Profile Updater, which community pharmacy contractors will need to use to meet the DoS quality criterion of the second Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19, is now available. Contractors who plan to claim for the DoS quality criterion at the February 2019 review point are required to edit or confirm the information about... […]

  • Identifying carers and care workers eligible for a flu vaccination
    Posted by alkharsanz on 2nd November 2018 at 11:17 am

    Carers and employed care workers who are aged 18 years or over are included in the group of patients eligible for an NHS flu vaccination under the national Flu Vaccination service. It is really important for carers and care workers to get vaccinated as if they were to catch flu and become ill, the welfare... […]

  • October 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – FINAL update
    Posted by Mitesh on 1st November 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (01/11/2018) set the FINAL price concessions for October 2018. The new additions to the October 2018 price concessions list are below: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Allopurinol 100mg tablets 28 £2.54 Allopurinol 300mg tablets 28 £5.83 Furosemide 40mg tablets 28 £2.49 Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £20.76... […]