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  • Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service
    Posted by taylorr on 15th April 2021 at 7:30 am

    The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. Can I make supplies to a person under the age of 18 years? Where the person requesting supplies is under 18, the pharmacist... […]

  • Action: submitting last week’s data for the C-19 test distribution service on MYS
    Posted by taylorr on 14th April 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors who have signed up to the COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service, are asked to submit their data for last week (week commencing 5th April 2021) on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal as soon as possible due to this function not being available last week. Due to a systems issue,... […]

  • Vaccine Supply Notification: 23 valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23) PFS (MSD Ltd) – Update
    Posted by welbournes on 14th April 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Update (14/4/2021)  – Supplies of Pneumovax® 23 pre-filled syringes (PFS) are expected to be out of stock until mid-May 2021. Update (11/12/2020)  – Supplies of Pneumovax® 23 pre-filled syringes (PFS) are expected to be out of stock until late January 2021. Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a vaccine supply notification for... […]

  • Ramadan – coronavirus resources for pharmacy teams
    Posted by taylorr on 13th April 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not... […]

  • Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service
    Posted by taylorr on 13th April 2021 at 7:30 am

    The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. If I supply as one transaction, four boxes of test kits to a person requesting kits for four people, do I get paid four transaction... […]

  • COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert: inhaled Budesonide for adults with COVID-19
    Posted by buxtona on 12th April 2021 at 4:57 pm

    This afternoon (12th April 2021), a CAS alert has been issued containing guidance for prescribers in primary care and community pharmacies in relation to the therapeutic use of inhaled budesonide in adults (50 years and over) with COVID-19. This follows the recent announcement of the interim results from the National Institute for Health Research supported... […]

  • One week to go: Smartcard access to MYS portal ends on Sunday 18th April
    Posted by Mitesh on 12th April 2021 at 8:25 am

    From 18 April 2021, users of Manage Your Service (MYS) will not be able to access the MYS portal using their NHS Smartcards. Smartcard users must register to access MYS using their NHSmail login credentials before 11.59pm on Sunday 18th April 2021. Pharmacy contractors can currently access MYS using either their NHSmail login credentials, or... […]

  • HEE workforce survey to start in early May
    Posted by buxtona on 11th April 2021 at 5:14 pm

    In 2017, Health Education England (HEE) commissioned the first Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey across England to better understand the numbers and skill mix in the community pharmacy workforce and inform planning and future investment in education. HEE is repeating this survey in 2021, with the data collection from pharmacy contractors planned to start on 4th... […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup (Advanz Pharma) – Update
    Posted by welbournes on 9th April 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Update: (09/04/2021) Further supplies now expected late July 2021 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup (Advanz Pharma) Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup will be out of stock until April 2021 Trifluoperazine 1mg and 5mg tablets remain available and can support an increase in demand. Specials manufacturers... […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Haloperidol 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (Thame Laboratories) – Update
    Posted by welbournes on 9th April 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Update: (09/04/2021) Further supplies now expected late Summer 2021   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Haloperidol 5mg/5ml poral solution sugar free (Thame Laboratories) Haloperidol 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (Thame Laboratories) will be out of stock until March 2021 Limited supplies remain available from Pinewood Healthcare... […]