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Written by admin on Wednesday 18th October 2017
Pharmacy owners who intend to provide the Pharmacy First service are now able to claim their initial £2,000 fixed payment. All pharmacy owners who want to provide the Pharmacy First service (including those already providing the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)) must declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements [...]
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Community Pharmacy England met in London for a full Committee Meeting on 22nd and 23rd November 2023. Committee Members spent time discussing important matters such as the implementation of Pharmacy First and their core asks for the future Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), informed by sector polling. The packed two-day meeting agenda included action planning [...]
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Community Pharmacy England has today written to the Chancellor to express deep concern about the financial impact of the increase in the National Living Wage (NLW) for 2024. In last week’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that the NLW is set to increase from £10.42 to £11.44. We estimate that the additional cost to the [...]
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Update 01/12/23 – The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for Estradot® 100micrograms/24hours patches (SSP057) was due to expire 1 December 2023 but has been further extended to Friday 8 December 2023. Update 03/11/23 – The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has [...]
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NHS England has published drafts of the 23 Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and one protocol for the Pharmacy First service, which is due to commence at the end of January 2024. This follows the announcement, earlier this week, of the publication of the service specification and the seven clinical pathways for the service. Download the [...]
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From today (1st December 2023), suitably trained and competent pharmacy staff (pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other non-registered members of the pharmacy team) can provide the Hypertension Case-Finding Service; previously it could only be provided by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. This comes alongside the changes to the Pharmacy Contraception Service, which means pharmacists can now [...]
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From today (1st December 2023), the expansion of the Pharmacy Contraception Service (PCS) comes into force. Pharmacists are now able to initiate oral contraception, as well as continue to provide ongoing management of oral contraception that was initiated in general practice or a sexual health clinic (or equivalent). This comes alongside the changes to the [...]
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Following discussions between Community Pharmacy England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding medicine pricing issues reported by pharmacy owners, the Department has today (30/11/2023) announced the following final list of price concessions for November 2023: Please note the following two lines have been revised upwards following mid-month price changes reported by pharmacy owners, [...]
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Medicine Supply Notifications or Supply Disruption Alerts, issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England (NHSE) sometimes include recommendations for prescribers to consider unlicensed alternatives. These products are not always available on prescribing systems for GPs to select, often due to delays in adding the information on the NHS Dictionary [...]
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Drug alert number: EL (23)A/39 Date issued: 30 November 2023 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 medicines recall for: Fluenz® Tetra nasal spray suspension PLGB 17901/034 SNOMED Code: 27114211000001105 Batch Number Printed Expiry Date Amended Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed TH2127 28-Dec-23 23-Dec-23 10 sprayers 30-Aug-23 TH2127B [...]
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