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  • PSNC CEO webinar now on-demand
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st September 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC’s recent CEO webinar. Almost 500 people registered for yesterday’s webinar hosted by PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes. Simon used the webinar to inform viewers about the direction he wants PSNC to take as well as taking time to answer questions live. During the webinar Simon... […]

  • Appropriate use of flu vaccines (aTIV and QIV)
    Posted by buxtona on 20th September 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Over the last few days, PSNC has received many queries from contractors relating to the ordering and appropriate use of adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) and in what exceptional circumstances quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) may be used in patients 65 years and over. On Monday, we published a Briefing which summarises the different documents and... […]

  • EPS continues to roll-out in urgent care settings
    Posted by ahthiond on 20th September 2018 at 11:05 am

    Following last year’s successful pilot, NHS Digital is continuing to roll-out EPS to urgent care providers that use the Advanced Adastra prescribing system. Integrated urgent care providers include: NHS 111, GP out of hours, Clinical Assessment Services (CAS), Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Urgent Care Centres. As patients can get their prescriptions dispensed from any... […]

  • September 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 1st update
    Posted by welbournes on 18th September 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £9.95 Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £5.29 Mometasone 0.1% Cream 30g £2.71 Propranolol 10mg tablets 28 £2.84 Propranolol 40mg tablets 28 £2.86 Sodium Valproate 200mg/5ml oral solution SF 300ml […]

  • Case study: Community pharmacist independent prescribers can alleviate GP supply-demand issues
    Posted by alkharsanz on 18th September 2018 at 9:59 am

    Community pharmacists in Nottingham have been working in GP practices as part of an NHS England-funded project designed to maximise patients’ health and wellbeing by making efficient use of the skills of both professions. What did the project aim to achieve? The aim was to develop and evaluate new models of care to test whether... […]

  • Summary of guidance on aTIV published
    Posted by alkharsanz on 17th September 2018 at 9:59 am

    In light of this year’s recommendations on the different types of flu vaccines for the Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19, PSNC has received many queries from contractors relating to the ordering and appropriate use of the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV). PSNC has therefore published a Briefing which summarises the different documents and news stories relating... […]

  • Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19: Adjuvanted trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (aTIV)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 17th September 2018 at 8:22 am

    This is the first year of the pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service, that different vaccines have been recommended for different eligible groups. There is also an added complexity this year, due to the fact that contractors will receive a phased delivery of Fluad® and that there is a recommended priority order for patients in the 65... […]

  • Ask PSNC: Flu FAQs
    Posted by alkharsanz on 17th September 2018 at 8:05 am

    The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. Can a homeless person have a flu vaccination? A homeless person can have a flu vaccination if they fall into one of the eligible groups for the... […]

  • CPPE Corner: New Vaccination Services DoC launched
    Posted by mabbuttm on 13th September 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new DoC applicable for both the NHS Flu Vaccination Service and locally commissioned influenza services. We spoke to Lesley Grimes, CPPE lead pharmacist, learning development, to find out more. CPPE has updated its Declaration of Competence (DoC) framework for vaccinations. Previously, there […]

  • Drug Tariff Watch: October 2018 changes
    Posted by mabbuttm on 11th September 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st October 2018. Part VIIIA additions Category A Adrenaline (base) 1mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (1) n Calcitonin (salmon) 100units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) Calcitonin (salmon) 400units/2ml solution for injection... […]