Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - News updates


Have you completed the 2021 Pharmacy Advice Audit?

Community pharmacy teams are reminded that the participation period for PSNC’s 2021 Pharmacy Advice Audit takes place this week, and we would be hugely grateful to anyone who does take part. Community pharmacy teams are encouraged to take part in an audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies....

PQS: Preparing to declare – additional FAQs

As the declaration window for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2 approaches, PSNC has received several related to the announced flexible timing agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). PSNC have confirmed some additional questions and answers with NHSE&I that will assist contractors...

62 products added to the February 2021 Discount Not Deducted (DND) list

Following applications made by PSNC to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), a further 62 new products will enter the list of ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) in Part II of the Drug Tariff from 1 February 2021. This takes the total number...

Update on the availability of FemSeven product range

Following supply issues affecting the availability of the FemSeven range of products, Theramex, has provided the following update. ‘Theramex holds the marketing authorisation for FemSeven 50, 75 and 100® (estradiol), FemSeven Conti® (estradiol/levonorgestrel) and FemSeven Sequi® (estradiol/levonorgestrel) in the UK and Europe since acquiring these products from Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd on 1st February 2018…We have...

Pharmacy Representation Review Steering Group update

The community pharmacy Review Steering Group (RSG), which met for the first time last month, has launched the Pharmacy Review website and issued a press release as a first step in engagement and communication with contractors. The RSG, made up of AIM, CCA and independent representatives, was set up following discussions between PSNC and the...

Contractor Notice: Summary of new payments including claiming deadlines

A number of new service payments for community pharmacy contractors have been announced in recent months for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) – GP referral pathway, Discharge Medicines Service, Pandemic Delivery Service and Hepatitis C testing service. In addition, PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have agreed a mechanism by...

January 2021 Price Concessions 2nd Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Eplerenone 25mg tablets 28 £8.10 Eplerenone 50mg tablets 28 £10.00 Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets 28 £15.93 Loperamide 2mg capsules 30 £2.39 Pregabalin 100mg capsules 84 £6.94 Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £3.76...

Pharmacy Advice Audit 2021: Please undertake this week

The participation period for PSNC’s 2021 Pharmacy Advice Audit takes place this week, and we would be hugely grateful to anyone who does take part. Community pharmacy teams are encouraged to take part in an audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies. PSNC is increasingly concerned about the...

Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP08

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg (SSP08). SSP08 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg was previously expected to expire on 22nd January 2021 but the end date has been further extended to 26th February 2021. Please note: expiry dates of an...

CPCS IT support extended until 30th September

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has today (21st January 2021), announced that funding for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) IT systems has been extended for an extra six months – until 30th September 2021. Since March 2020, monies from the Pharmacy Integration Fund have been provided to NHSE&I regional teams to fund CPCS...