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  • Recognition for community pharmacy at MP briefing event
    Posted by mabbuttm on 18th July 2018 at 12:11 pm

    PSNC, working with LPCs and other pharmacy organisations, held a busy briefing event in Parliament yesterday MPs yesterday (17th July) which 35 MPs attended. The MPs, along with seven representatives from other MPs’ offices, heard about the role that community pharmacy can play in helping to support people with long-term conditions. They were briefed on how... […]

  • MHRA company-led drug alert – Melatonin 10mg capsules (IPS Specials)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 17th July 2018 at 4:29 pm

    CLDA number: CLDA (18)A/04 Date issued: 17th July 2018 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led drug recall for certain batches of: Melatonin 10mg capsules (IPS Specials) MDR number: MDR 022-07/18 IPS Specials is carrying out a company-led recall of two batches at pharmacy and wholesaler level as they have been labelled... […]

  • Dispensing & Supply monthly update (July 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 16th July 2018 at 1:50 pm

    This briefing is part of a series issued regularly by PSNC to inform pharmacy contractors and pharmacy teams on monthly Drug Tariff changes, commonly asked questions and articles regarding dispensing and supply. This briefing can also be found in the Dispensing & Supply section of July’s CPN. PSNC Briefing 037/18: Dispensing & Supply monthly update (July 2018)... […]

  • July edition of CPN magazine now available
    Posted by mabbuttm on 16th July 2018 at 1:48 pm

    The July 2018 edition of PSNC’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) is now available. This month’s CPN features: Endorsement guidance; Flu Vaccination Service webinar; Opening hours factsheet; and CEO’s diary. View our CPN magazine online via the flipbook reader below or download the PDF copy. Please note, the colour PDF can be printed out in black-and-white... […]

  • Contract Factsheet – Pharmacy opening hours in 2019 (July 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 16th July 2018 at 1:18 pm

    PSNC’s Regulations and Support Team are often asked questions about the requirements in the terms of service relating to opening hours. This briefing contains a quick reference guide for 2019. PSNC Briefing 036/18: Contract Factsheet – Pharmacy opening hours in 2019 If you have queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information please contact William... […]

  • Community pharmacy organisations to brief MPs in Westminster
    Posted by mabbuttm on 16th July 2018 at 10:24 am

    Community pharmacy organisations are hosting a Parliamentary briefing event this week (Tuesday 17th July) to highlight the role that community pharmacy can play in helping to support people with long-term conditions. With continued pressures on the NHS, growing demand from an aging population, and the King’s Fund warning of a “crisis” facing the health and... […]

  • Research concludes community pharmacist involvement in hypertension management does not increase GP workload
    Posted by buxtona on 15th July 2018 at 11:44 am

    New research published in British Journal of General Practice examined referrals for patients with hypertension from community pharmacies to GPs as part of the New Medicine Service (NMS). Specifically, the study looks at what influences patient referrals within the first two weeks of starting an antihypertensive medicine – reportedly the first study of its kind.... […]

  • Name change for Appeals Unit
    Posted by mabbuttm on 13th July 2018 at 10:28 am

    From 2nd July 2018, the Family Health Services Appeal Unit (or FHSAU) has been renamed as the Primary Care Appeals service. The Appeals service, which is part of NHS Resolution, ensures the prompt and fair resolution of appeals and disputes between primary care contractors and NHS England. Community pharmacy contractors and LPCs may come into... […]

  • Drug Tariff Watch: August 2018 changes
    Posted by mabbuttm on 13th July 2018 at 7:44 am

    The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st August 2018. Part VIIIA additions Category A: Glycopyrronium bromide 600micrograms/3ml solution for injection ampoules (10) *Sodium chloride 0.9% solution for injection 50ml vials (25) Category C: Adrenaline (base) 500micrograms/0.5ml (1 in... […]

  • Quality Payments: Last day to make your declaration!
    Posted by alkharsanz on 13th July 2018 at 7:30 am

    Today, Friday 13th July, is the last day that community pharmacy contractors can complete the Quality Payments online declaration on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website as it will close tonight at 11.59pm. Contractors are reminded that once they have submitted their online declaration it cannot then be altered. It is therefore imperative that contractors... […]