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  • Pregabalin update
    Posted by Mitesh on 23rd June 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,... […]

  • Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role
    Posted by mabbuttm on 23rd June 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy... […]

  • PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update
    Posted by mabbuttm on 23rd June 2017 at 10:35 am

    PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the […]

  • Service case study: Doncaster’s lung health service pilot showcases pharmacy’s cancer pathway potential
    Posted by alkharsanz on 22nd June 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Cancer Research UK has published the evaluation of a pilot service which community pharmacy teams in Doncaster undertook with the aim of improving the diagnosis of lung cancer and other lung abnormalities. It was recognised that Doncaster had a much higher than average incidence of lung cancer between 2012 and 2014, with patients often presenting... […]

  • Services case studies hub launched
    Posted by alkharsanz on 22nd June 2017 at 1:49 pm

    A new services case studies hub has been launched on the PSNC website which contains links to articles and news stories published by PSNC and other organisations that showcase commissioned community pharmacy services and Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs). This hub can be used when looking for service inspiration and opportunities, or to support the commissioning... […]

  • MHRA Drug Safety Update – June 2017
    Posted by alkharsanz on 21st June 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Date issued: 21st June 2017 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 10, Issue 11, June 2017) has been published and includes articles on: denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva▼): reports of osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal; brimonidine gel (Mirvaso): risk of systemic cardiovascular effects; not to be applied to damaged... […]

  • Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group launches new website
    Posted by buxtona on 21st June 2017 at 12:38 pm

    A new website focused on community pharmacy patient safety has been launched today: pharmacysafety.org The website has been developed by the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group, which provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, as well as from other sectors and industries. The group, which... […]

  • NHS community pharmacy Advanced Services – information for general practitioners and practice staff (June 2017)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st June 2017 at 10:35 am

    This PSNC Briefing is intended to be shared with GP practice teams to provide information about Advanced Services provided by community pharmacists in England. PSNC Briefing 040/17: NHS community pharmacy Advanced Services – information for general practitioners and practice staff If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please […]

  • The community pharmacy – a guide for general practitioners and practice staff (June 2017)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st June 2017 at 10:16 am

    This PSNC Briefing, which is aimed at general practitioners (GPs) and their teams, provides information about community pharmacists and their teams. The document is an updated version of a briefing originally published by PSNC, NHS Employers and the British Medical Association (BMA). Alongside a companion document for community pharmacists and their teams, which describes the... […]

  • LPC News: Video summarising Next Steps on NHS Five Year Forward View
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st June 2017 at 9:04 am

    Alastair Buxton, PSNC Director of NHS Services, has recorded a presentation which summarises the key points for community pharmacy in the Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View document. The video presentation explains about the emergence of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Accountable Care Systems (ACS), as well as discussing the priority areas... […]