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  • CPCF services – Important dates and checklist (v3)
    Posted on 14th February 2020 at 12:51 pm

    This PSNC Briefing provides a checklist of important dates for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) which relate to services including the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service; Flu Vaccination Service; Medicines Use Reviews; New Medicine Service; Pharmacy Quality Scheme and contractual public health campaigns, as well as dates when relevant news stories have been published […]

  • Coronavirus and the medicines supply chain
    Posted by welbournes on 14th February 2020 at 10:34 am

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a news story detailing its work to monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus – now named COVID-19 – on the medicine supply chain. The Government made clear that, whilst there are currently no medicine shortages linked to the restrictions on movement in China, it is important... […]

  • PQS: Two weeks left to make your declaration!
    Posted by taylorr on 14th February 2020 at 9:30 am

    Community pharmacy contractors have two weeks left to make a declaration for a Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) payment for the 2019/20 Scheme. Contractors must use the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service portal to make their PQS declaration between 9am on 3rd February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28th February 2020. On the day... […]

  • National clinical audit 2019/20 – Antimicrobial stewardship
    Posted by buxtona on 13th February 2020 at 11:25 am

    As part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) requirements, pharmacy contractors must undertake a clinical audit each year, on a topic that has been determined by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I).  PSNC and NHSE&I have agreed that in 2019/20, the national clinical audit should focus on antimicrobial stewardship, specifically aimed at advice provided... […]

  • Class 2 Medicines recall: Gliclazide 40 mg Tablets (Accord-UK Limited)
    Posted by Mitesh on 13th February 2020 at 10:21 am

    Class 2 MHRA medicines recall – Gliclazide 40 mg Tablets (Accord-UK Limited – Northstar Livery) Drug alert number: EL (20)A/08 Date issued: 13 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for: Gliclazide 40 mg Tablets (Accord-UK Limited – Northstar Livery) PL 20075/0687 Accord-UK Limited is... […]

  • Supply Notification: Levomepromazine 25mg/1ml solution for injection
    Posted by welbournes on 12th February 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Levomepromazine 25mg/1ml solution for injection. Levomepromazine (Nozinan/Sanofi) 25mg/1ml solution for injection is out of stock, with an anticipated re-supply date w/c 24th February 2020. Further information can be found on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website here. The DHSC Medicine Supply... […]

  • Class 3 FMD Medicines Recall: Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd T/A GSK)
    Posted by hackettg on 12th February 2020 at 1:22 pm

    MDR number: 011-02/20 Drug alert number: EL (20)A/07  Date issued: 12 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 FMD medicines recall for: Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (Beclometasone Dipropionate 50μg) – Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd T/A GSK Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd T/A GSK has informed the MHRA of... […]

  • MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert Atrolak (Quetiapine) XL (Accord) Caution in use
    Posted by welbournes on 12th February 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Drug alert number: EL (20)A/06 Date issued: 12 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 pharmacy level caution in use for: Atrolak (Quetiapine) prolonged release tablets (Accord) Accord Healthcare Ltd has informed MHRA that the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) within the packs for the batches detailed below... […]

  • An update about Patient Facing Services (‘online services’) and other app offerings
    Posted by mabbuttm on 11th February 2020 at 5:34 pm

    This PSNC Briefing provides an update for pharmacy contractors and Local Pharmaceutical Committees about Patient Facing Services (PFS) being provided via NHS / GP IT systems, as well as an update about patient apps offerings: PSNC Briefing 006/20 An update about Patient Facing Services (online services) and app offerings   Read more at: psnc.org.uk/apps, psnc.org.uk/pfs, and... […]

  • Expansion of Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC) rollout
    Posted by ahthiond on 11th February 2020 at 12:39 pm

    NHS Digital has announced that the Real-time Exemption Checking (RTEC) system will be rolled out to community pharmacies in England in the coming months. The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and Positive Solutions have been working with NHS Digital to develop the RTEC system. The national rollout follows a successful pilot and early roll-out at... […]