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  • Menadiol 10mg tablets supply issue
    Posted by Mitesh on 23rd March 2018 at 4:12 pm

    PSNC has become aware that Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd has transferred the production of its licensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg to another site but delays mean that it is likely to be out of stock until October 2018. In the meantime, Alliance are going to supply the equivalent unlicensed Menadiol Diphosphate Tablets 10mg, which will be... […]

  • GDPR: Primary care leaders press for exemption for smaller NHS providers from need to appoint DPO
    Posted by mabbuttm on 22nd March 2018 at 10:27 am

    PSNC, the National Pharmacy Association, the British Dental Association and the Optical Confederation are calling on the Government to exempt NHS primary care providers, including community pharmacies, from a specific section of the Data Protection Bill. The four representative bodies believe that the requirements in the Bill go beyond the terms of the General Data... […]

  • March 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 1st update
    Posted by Mitesh on 21st March 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following price concessions for March 2018: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amiloride 5mg tablets 28 £2.87 Anastrozole 1mg tablets 28 £4.70 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £21.00 Bisacodyl 5mg tablets 60 £3.60 Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £32.01 Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £31.74 […]

  • Dispensing & Supply Factsheet: Changes to proof of exemption (March 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 20th March 2018 at 1:59 pm

    In this PSNC factsheet our Dispensing and Supply Team explains how changes to certificates proving exemption from the prescription charge may affect community pharmacy teams. PSNC Briefing 015/18: Dispensing & Supply Factsheet – Changes to proof of exemption (March 2018) If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please […]

  • Dispensing & Supply monthly update (March 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 20th March 2018 at 1:57 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 March’s CPN. PSNC Briefing 014/18: Dispensing & Supply monthly update (March... […]

  • APTUK pharmacy technician awards 2018
    Posted by alkharsanz on 20th March 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Applications for the annual Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) pharmacy technicians awards are now open. The awards celebrate and acknowledge dedicated and successful pharmacy technicians, their teams and services within the pharmacy profession. All applications must be received by 6th April 2018. The list of categories are: APTUK/AAH Pharmacy Technician of the Year; APTUK/AAH... […]

  • Could you enter the HSJ Awards 2018?
    Posted by alkharsanz on 20th March 2018 at 11:56 am

    The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2018 is an annual programme which allows entrants to showcase their contributions to healthcare excellence. Applications are now open for the awards and the deadline to enter is 31st May 2018. The HSJ Awards include at least four categories of relevance to LPCs and community pharmacy teams, which include:... […]

  • Health & Care Review
    Posted by alkharsanz on 20th March 2018 at 11:31 am

    Plans to cut excess calorie consumption unveiled Public Health England (PHE) has announced new measures to help reduce people’s excessive calorie intake by reducing 20% of calories in popular foods by 2024 as part of a broader Government strategy to tackle childhood and adult obesity. The package includes: new evidence highlighting overweight or obese boys... […]

  • PSNC to hold GDPR compliance webinars
    Posted by mabbuttm on 19th March 2018 at 4:14 pm

    As we approach the date that all organisations must comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PSNC will be holding a webinar for community pharmacies. Community pharmacy contractors will have two opportunities to tune into a live webinar hosted by PSNC Director of Operations and Support, Gordon Hockey. Webinar Details When are the webinars? Wednesday... […]

  • Download the 2018 Prescription Charge Card
    Posted by mabbuttm on 19th March 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Following the announcement of a prescription charge increase to £8.80 per item made a few weeks ago, PSNC has designed a downloadable Prescription Charge Card for community pharmacies. The card, which has been designed to be easy to download and print ready for display in community pharmacies, is now available on the PSNC website. As... […]