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  • Class 1 CAS alert: Evidence of harm from fentanyl-contaminated heroin
    Posted by taylorr on 28th April 2017 at 4:26 pm

    A class 1 alert, to be actioned immediately, has been published on the Central Alerting System (CAS) website, advising of the availability of, and harms from, heroin that has been mixed with fentanyl or carfentanyl, both unusually potent synthetic opioids. There is significant evidence from a small number of post-mortem results of recent drug user... […]

  • Quality Payments: Contractors who are experiencing technical difficulties accessing and/or editing their NHS Choices profile
    Posted by taylorr on 28th April 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors are required to have an up to date NHS Choices entry for their pharmacy today, Friday 28th April 2017, to meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion for the Quality Payments Scheme. If you are experiencing any difficulty with accessing and/or editing your NHS Choices profile, please see the message below from the NHS... […]

  • Quality Payments: April review point
    Posted by taylorr on 28th April 2017 at 7:30 am

    Today, Friday 28th April 2017, is the first review point for the Quality Payments Scheme. Below is a summary of the requirements that need to be met on the day of the review (therefore you need to be meeting these requirements today, 28th April 2017) to be able to declare that you meet the criteria. Gateway... […]

  • Quality Payments: Contractors who have not yet received editing rights for their NHS Choices profile
    Posted by taylorr on 27th April 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Community pharmacy contractors are required to have an up to date NHS Choices entry for their pharmacy on the April review date (Friday 28th April 2017) to meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion for the Quality Payments Scheme. Contractors who have applied for editing rights before Tuesday 25th April should now have received their editing... […]

  • Social media webinar now available on-demand
    Posted by mabbuttm on 27th April 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Community pharmacy teams can now access an online recording of PSNC’s recent webinar on making the most of social media. More than 170 people registered for the 60-minute webinar on Wednesday (26th April) when social media experts Ben Stockman and David Angell offered guidance for community pharmacy teams on what social media to use and how... […]

  • Quality Payments: One day left to review your NHS Choices profile!
    Posted by taylorr on 27th April 2017 at 7:30 am

    Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have one day left to review their NHS Choices entry for their pharmacies and ensure this is up to date before the review period for this gateway criterion closes tomorrow (28th April 2017) at 11.59pm. The requirement to have an up to date NHS Choices profile on the... […]

  • Quality Payments – updating NHS Choices
    Posted by buxtona on 26th April 2017 at 9:20 am

    Thousands of pharmacies have already updated or verified their NHS Choices profile and uploaded a copy of the results of their Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) in order to meet the Gateway and Quality criteria requirements of the Quality Payments Scheme. The NHS Choices Provider Information Management System (PIMS), which pharmacy teams are using to update... […]

  • Service case study: Community pharmacy teams in Leeds engage with patients with learning disabilities
    Posted by alkharsanz on 26th April 2017 at 9:00 am

    Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has published an interim evaluation of the Making Time service, which is aimed at improving health and lifestyle outcomes for people living with a learning disability through greater support from their community pharmacy. Although the service is in its infancy, the interim evaluation highlights that it is clear from patients’ stories... […]

  • MHRA medical device alert – BD Plastipak 100ml catheter tip syringe with Luer slip adaptor (Becton Dickinson (BD))
    Posted by alkharsanz on 25th April 2017 at 11:28 am

    MDA number: 2017/009 Date issued: 24th April 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for: BD Plastipak 100ml catheter tip syringe with Luer slip adaptor (Becton Dickinson (BD)) This product is being recalled due to a leak around the stopper which can result in under-dose or exposure... […]

  • MHRA Drug Safety Update – April 2017
    Posted by alkharsanz on 25th April 2017 at 11:26 am

    Date issued: 24th April 2017 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (vol 10, issue 9, April 2017) has been published and includes articles on: valproate and neurodevelopmental disorders: new alert asking for patient review and further consideration of risk minimisation measures; ponatinib (Iclusig▼): risk of vascular occlusive events –... […]