Latest News – PSNC Main site Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

  • Take part in PSNC’s Pharmacy Pressures Survey
    Posted by mabbuttm on 17th January 2022 at 6:55 pm

    PSNC is increasingly hearing from pharmacy teams who are struggling to cope with ongoing financial and operational pressures, and who are concerned about the impact that the strain on the sector will ultimately have on patients.   We are continuing to raise this with policy-makers, making clear the consequences that their decisions are having. To further support those […]

  • Take part in SCR Alert Viewer research
    Posted by ahthiond on 17th January 2022 at 5:01 pm

    NHS Digital is improving the Summary Care Record (SCR) Alert Viewer and is welcoming views from community pharmacy SCR Governance Persons. Participants will be able to feed back remotely or join a 10-minute call at a convenient time. To volunteer for one of these interviews please complete this one-minute registration form.   &nbs […]

  • Over 22 million COVID vaccines delivered by community pharmacy
    Posted by mabbuttm on 14th January 2022 at 6:06 pm

    More than 22 million jabs have been delivered by community pharmacy-led COVID vaccination sites in the past 12 months. Pharmacies have been central to the Government’s COVID response, and the latest figures from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) show just how significant a contribution they have made to the vaccination efforts. As well as the... […]

  • More CPCS referrals expected to community pharmacy from NHS 111
    Posted by onuohad on 14th January 2022 at 5:21 pm

    NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced today (14th January 2022), that community pharmacy contractors can expect to receive more referrals from NHS 111 for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) following a review of the NHS Pathway algorithms. The review was conducted by an expert group of Integrated Urgent Care clinicians and pharmacists and... […]

  • January 2022 Price Concessions 1st Update
    Posted by welbournes on 14th January 2022 at 3:00 pm

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (14/01/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £2.05 Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 30 £2.06 Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 100 £6.87 Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £4.09 Enalapril 5mg tablets 28 £5.87 […]

  • Free PPE for pharmacy teams extended for another year
    Posted by buxtona on 13th January 2022 at 6:09 pm

    The Government’s offer of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health and social care staff in England, including community pharmacy teams, has been extended for another year. Following a public consultation, NHS trusts, primary care and adult social care providers will continue to receive COVID-19 PPE free of charge until 31st March 2023 or until... […]

  • Redetermination of Drug Tariff price for Metformin 850mg/5ml and 1g/ml oral solutions sugar free for November 2021
    Posted by welbournes on 13th January 2022 at 4:00 pm

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has redetermined the reimbursement prices for, Metformin 850mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) and Metformin 1g/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) for the month of November 2021. The reimbursement prices will now be: Metformin 850mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – £43.98 (instead of £19.95) Metformin 1g/5ml... […]

  • CPCS IT deadline approaching: Have you confirmed your choice of system?
    Posted by ahthiond on 13th January 2022 at 12:39 pm

    The national procurement of IT support for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), will cease at the end of March 2022. It is therefore vital that community pharmacy contractors that want to continue providing CPCS, confirm their choice of CPCS IT system by no later than February 2022. Failure to do so could impact referrals... […]

  • Extension to SSP014 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg
    Posted by welbournes on 13th January 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Update: 13/01/2022 – The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for SSP014 (Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg). SSP014 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg was previously expected to expire on 14 January 2022 but the end date has been extended to Friday 21 January 2022. Update: 17/12/2021 –... […]

  • Nearly 9,000 pharmacy contractors benefit from earlier advance payment in January
    Posted by Mitesh on 12th January 2022 at 10:14 am

    Nearly 9,000 pharmacy contractors who declared their December 2021 FP34C submission figures through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by 6th January (deadline extended due to Bank holiday) will receive earlier advance payments on 12th January (circa 20 days earlier than the normal advance payment timetable). All contractors who receive earlier advance payments on 12th January […]