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  • NHSE&I Inclusive Pharmacy Practice Bulletin
    Posted by jamie on 1st July 2022 at 4:00 pm

    NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), in association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has published its first Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Bulletin. As a member of the IPP Improving Practice and Engagement Group, PSNC has contributed to this issue of the Bulletin, which focuses on how [...] The post NHSE&I […]

  • Over 500 products added to DND list in past 2 years
    Posted by Mitesh on 1st July 2022 at 8:27 am

    Following applications made by PSNC to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), a further 9 new products will be classed as ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) from 1 July 2022. This takes the total number of products granted DND status over the past 2 [...] The post Over 500 products added to DND list in past […]

  • Further pause to NMS quarterly data reporting
    Posted by taylorr on 30th June 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors are not required to submit their completed New Medicine Service (NMS) summary data to the NHS Business Services Authority for April to June 2022 as this requirement has been postponed again for this quarter. In December, PSNC advised that this requirement, which was suspended during the pandemic, would be re-instated from Quarter [...] The post Further pause to NMS […]

  • Medicine Supply Notification: Eletriptan (Relpax® ) 20mg tablets
    Posted by welbournes on 30th June 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Eletriptan (Relpax®) 20mg tablets. MSN/2022/058 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 30th June 2022 Eletriptan (Relpax®) 20mg tablets are out of stock until w/c 1st Aug 2022. Alternative triptans remain available and can support the increased demand. A copy [...] The post Medicine Supply […]

  • C-19 vac autumn booster programme
    Posted by onuohad on 30th June 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Key point summary The COVID-19 vaccination draft service specification to support provision of a booster programme in the autumn has been published by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I); The service will be commissioned as a National Enhanced Service (NES)*, with community pharmacy contractors being selected locally to provide the service to meet population needs; [...] The post C-19 […]

  • June 2022 Price Concessions Final Update
    Posted by welbournes on 30th June 2022 at 10:00 am

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (30/06/2022) granted the following final list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £3.99 Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £11.71 Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £10.21 Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £12.15 Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £3.25 Clonidine […]

  • Data Security Toolkit guidance & webinar (30th June deadline is today)
    Posted by ahthiond on 30th June 2022 at 10:00 am

    PSNC previously published guidance to help community pharmacy contractors to complete the 2021/22 Data Security and Protection Toolkit. The Toolkit is used to make a pharmacy’s information governance (IG) declaration and must be completed by 30th June 2022. However, PSNC recommends that contractors complete the Toolkit as soon as possible. PSNC has collaborated with NHS Digital [...] […]

  • PSNC and NPA represent UK at World Pharmacy Council
    Posted by mabbuttm on 29th June 2022 at 5:30 pm

    PSNC and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) attended a meeting of the World Pharmacy Council (WPC) last month to discuss developments and innovations in the profession. As part of its annual meeting, WPC representatives from countries including Denmark, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, US and the UK all gave updates on how pharmacy is [...] The post PSNC and NPA represent UK […]

  • Health Secretary outlines plan for digital reform of the NHS
    Posted by jamie on 29th June 2022 at 4:53 pm

    The Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Sajid Javid MP, today set out the Government’s plans to digitally reform the NHS. The plan outlines how access to patient information will be improved via enhancements to the NHS App and the NHS website – which should result in faster, more personalised treatment for patients. [...] The post Health Secretary outlines plan for […]

  • Charges for late submission of paper prescription bundle
    Posted by Mitesh on 29th June 2022 at 4:21 pm

    An administrative deduction of £25 may apply if a paper prescription bundle is submitted late to the NHSBSA. A charge for processing of a late bundle would only apply if a contractor cannot provide evidence, where requested by the NHSBSA, that their bundle was submitted using secure track and trace delivery no later than the 5th [...] The post Charges for late submission of paper […]