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  • PSNC sets out vision for pharmacy at national public health conference
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st May 2018 at 4:54 pm

    We are exhibiting at the @PrimaryCareShow – visit us at stand H163 to chat about community pharmacy #PrimaryCareShow pic.twitter.com/rKJwPrLM6G — Zainab Al-Kharsan (@Zainab_PSNC) May 16, 2018 PSNC last week took part in the Primary Care and Public Health conference, promoting community pharmacy to a wide range of primary care professionals and commissioners, along with charity... […]

  • May 2018 Price Concession/NCSO – 2nd update
    Posted by Mitesh on 21st May 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concessions Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £6.00 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £17.50 Bicalutamide 50mg tablets 28 £14.75 Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablets SF 7 £6.35 Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets SF 7 £16.15 Co-codamol 30mg/500mg […]

  • Dispensing & Supply Factsheet: Prescription Submission (May 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st May 2018 at 2:30 pm

    In this PSNC factsheet our Dispensing and Supply Team highlights the key things to remember when endorsing and submitting prescriptions for payment, as well as sharing some of their top tips. PSNC Briefing 030/18: Dispensing & Supply Factsheet – Prescription Submission (May 2018) If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require... […]

  • Dispensing & Supply monthly update (May 2018)
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st May 2018 at 2:25 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 May’s CPN. PSNC Briefing 029/18: Dispensing & Supply monthly update (May 2018)... […]

  • PSNC Judicial Review Appeal to be heard this week
    Posted by mabbuttm on 21st May 2018 at 10:10 am

    PSNC’s Appeal in the Judicial Review case related to funding and other changes imposed on community pharmacy in 2016 will be heard in the Court of Appeal this week. The hearing will start on Tuesday 22nd May, with an estimated hearing time of two and a half days. The two Appeals being brought by PSNC... […]

  • Getting to grips with GDPR – 12 and 13. Data protection by privacy and design and the Impact Assessment
    Posted by mabbuttm on 18th May 2018 at 2:31 pm

    This article has been written by Gordon Hockey, PSNC Director of Operations and Support, and is part of a series of articles for contractors about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the associated (currently draft) UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), which both come into force on 25th May 2018. The articles accompany... […]

  • MHRA medical device alert – Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Performa and Accu-Chek Inform II test strips (Roche Diabetes Care)
    Posted by alkharsanz on 18th May 2018 at 2:26 pm

    MDA/2018/016 Date issued: 18th May 2018 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for: Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Performa and Accu-Chek Inform II test strips (Roche Diabetes Care) Affected test strips, manufactured by Roche Diabetes Care, may give increased strip error messages prior to dosing with blood and in... […]

  • Quality Payments: Using the DoS Profile Updater
    Posted by alkharsanz on 18th May 2018 at 2:12 pm

    The new Directory of Services (DoS) profile updater is available to be used by community pharmacy contractors to meet the NHS 111 DoS quality criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme. For the June 2018 declaration, contractors are required to edit or confirm the information about their pharmacy is correct on the DoS profile updater by 11:59pm on... […]

  • Getting to grips with GDPR – 9 and 10. Data security and data breaches
    Posted by mabbuttm on 18th May 2018 at 1:28 pm

    This article has been written by Gordon Hockey, PSNC Director of Operations and Support, and is part of a series of articles for contractors about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the associated (currently draft) UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), which both come into force on 25th May 2018. The articles accompany... […]

  • May edition of CPN magazine now available
    Posted by mabbuttm on 18th May 2018 at 11:30 am

    The May 2018 edition of PSNC’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) is now available. This month’s CPN features: PSNC sets out vision for future contract Funding statement Support with GDPR compliance Prescription submission factsheet View our CPN magazine online via the flipbook reader below or download the PDF copy. Please note, the colour PDF can be... […]