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  • Quality Payments: Have you checked your Directory of Services entries?
    Posted by buxtona on 23rd November 2017 at 9:18 am

    Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that to meet the DoS quality criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme, they should edit or confirm the information about their pharmacy is correct on the Directory of Services (DoS) profile updater by 11:59pm on 24th November 2017. This process is the same for ‘bricks and mortar’ pharmacies and distance selling pharmacies.... […]

  • Quality Payments: One day left to meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion!
    Posted by taylorr on 23rd November 2017 at 8:30 am

    Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have one day left to review their NHS Choices entry for their pharmacies and ensure this is up to date before the review period for this gateway criterion closes tomorrow (24th November) at 11.59pm. The requirement to have an up to date NHS Choices profile on the day... […]

  • Contractor Update: One-off 12ppi increase to December 1st advance payments confirmed
    Posted by mabbuttm on 22nd November 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors will receive an increase in their December 1st advance payments (made for services provided in October) of 12p per prescription item (ppi), the Department of Health (DH) has confirmed. This is a one-off increase, which will be implemented in the same way as the one-off 15ppi increase that was given for advance payments... […]

  • Budget 2017: Chancellor pledges £10 billion for STPs
    Posted by mabbuttm on 22nd November 2017 at 2:49 pm

    An extra £2.8 billion will be made available to the NHS in England over the next three years, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed in his Budget speech today. £350 million will be given immediately to assist with winter pressures, with a further £1.6 billion being delivered in 2018/19 and the remainder in 2019/20. Acknowledging that the... […]

  • PSNC responds to consultation on additional information requirements for NHS supply chain
    Posted by mabbuttm on 22nd November 2017 at 10:08 am

    PSNC has published its response to the Department of Health (DH) consultation on Proposed legal requirements to provide information about health service products. The consultation sought views on draft requirements to provide DH with information relating to the supply of medicines and other healthcare products to the NHS. The suggested requirements would be applicable to... […]

  • Health & Care Review
    Posted by alkharsanz on 21st November 2017 at 10:24 am

    Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and... […]

  • Don’t forget: Today is Pharmacy Winter action day
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st November 2017 at 8:30 am

    The Pharmacy Winter action day is taking place today, Tuesday 21st November 2017, with a day of political and social media campaigning. The aim for the day’s events is to raise awareness of the role that community pharmacy can play in helping people to stay healthy through winter and reducing pressure on other NHS services.... […]

  • Features of higher quality health apps and how to give app feedback (November 2017)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 20th November 2017 at 8:12 pm

    This briefing provides pharmacy contractors and pharmacy teams with information about health apps which may be used by patients or health and care workers. It explores the features of higher quality apps and explains how pharmacy teams or patients can provide feedback about apps. PSNC Briefing 086/17: Features of higher quality health apps and how to... […]

  • Ask PSNC: Flu vaccination of social care workers FAQs
    Posted by alkharsanz on 20th November 2017 at 12:41 pm

    The team at PSNC has received a number of queries ahead of the addition of the social care workers group to the NHS Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. What is different about the updated Flu Vaccination Advanced Service? The only change to the service specification... […]

  • Don’t forget: Tomorrow is Pharmacy Winter action day
    Posted by mabbuttm on 20th November 2017 at 11:55 am

    The Pharmacy Winter action day will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 21st November 2017, with a day of political and social media campaigning. The aim for the day’s events is to raise awareness of the role that community pharmacy can play in helping people to stay healthy through winter and reducing pressure on other NHS services.... […]