Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - News updates


May 2020 Price Concessions – final update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (29/05/2020) set the FINAL price concessions for May 2020. The new additions to the May 2020 price concession list are below: Drug Pack size Price Concession Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £6.87 Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70ml £8.60 Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £13.62 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules...

PSNC considers next steps for the sector at May meeting

The PSNC Committee met virtually last week, holding detailed discussions on which activities community pharmacies should stop, start or continue to do in the current and coming environment. Immediate priorities such as the NHS Flu Vaccination Service were considered as well as the role that pharmacies could play in future COVID-19 services such as testing....

Supply Notification: Stanek® (levodopa/ carbidopa/ entacapone) tablets – various strengths – Update

Update – availability now expected to be:  100mg/25mg/200mg – Mid July 2020 150mg/37.5mg/200mg – Early August 2020   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Stanek® (levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone) tablets – various strengths Stanek® tablets (various strengths) are out of stock. The anticipated re-supply dates range between mid June 2020...

Supply Disruption Alert: Salazopyrin® (sulfasalazine) 500mg suppositories – Update

Update 29/05/2020 Availability now expected to be w/c 15th June 2020 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Salazopyrin® (sulfasalazine) 500mg suppositories. Alert reference: SDA/2020/008 There is a supply issue affecting Salazopyrin® 500mg suppositories due to an increase in demand seen by the sole supplier, Pfizer. Salazopyrin®...

Supply notification – Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules (Cheplapharm) – Update

Update – 29/05/2020 Availability now expected June 2020 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules . Konakion MM Paediatric is out of stock. The anticipated re-supply date is the end of May 2020. When prescribing a product that is not licensed in...

Supply Notification: Promazine 25mg and 50mg tablets – Update

Update (29/05/2020): resupply dates now expected: 25mg and 50mg – Mid June 2020   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Promazine 25mg and 50mg tablets Promazine 25mg and 50mg tablets are out of stock. The anticipated re-supply date is mid April 2020 The DHSC Medicine Supply Team...

Supply Notification: Valproate semisodium (Depakote) 250mg and 500mg tablets (Sanofi) – Update

Update (29/05/2020): resupply dates now expected:  250mg – early July 2020 500mg – in stock Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Valproate semisodium (Depakote) 250mg and 500mg tablets Depakote 500mg tablets are out of stock until early April 2020 Depakote 250mg tablets will be out of stock...

Supply Notification: H2-antagonists (Cimetidine, Famotidine and Nizatidine) – Update

Update (29/05/2020): resupply dates now expected: Famotidine 20mg tablets have limited availability with no confirmed date of next supply (Tilomed and Teva)  Famotidine 40mg tablets have limited availability with no confirmed date of next supply (Tilomed) June 2020 (Teva) Cimetidine 200mg tablets are in stock (Ennogen) no confirmed resupply date (Medreich) Cimetidine 400mg tablets are...

May edition of CPN magazine is out

The May 2020 edition of PSNC’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) is now available. This issue of CPN features: Further monies secured to ease the cashflow crisis pharmacy contractors are facing; PSNC’s CEO looks toward a post-COVID world; Support to review your COVID-19 procedures; and Answers to your dispensing queries. View our CPN magazine online via...

Supply Disruption Alert – Zyban (bupropion hydrochloride) 150mg prolonged release tablets (GlaxoSmithKline UK)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Zyban (bupropion hydrochloride) 150mg prolonged release tablets GlaxoSmithKline have advised that Zyban will be out of stock from week commencing 15th June 2020 until the end of November 2020. This is caused by a manufacturing site transfer. Unlicensed supplies have...