Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - News updates


COVID-19 vacs: Collaborative working between Crest Pharmacy Group and PureGym

A community pharmacy group in the West Midlands is running a COVID-19 vaccination site from a gym to support local vaccination efforts. Whilst only small numbers of community pharmacy-led vaccination sites have been able to open so far, of them we are hearing incredible stories about how local stakeholders have collaborated to support the COVID-19...

April video update from PSNC’s CEO

The PSNC CEO video update for April is now available to watch. In the video PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes looks at the launch of the COVID-19 test distribution service. He praises the way community pharmacy teams have stepped up to provide this vital service, highlighting how – yet again – pharmacies have embraced the...

Early sign-up fee for C-19 test distribution service deadline approaches

Community pharmacy contractors who have not yet signed up to the new Advanced service – the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service – but are intending to do so, are reminded that there is an early sign-up fee for those who sign up to provide the service by Sunday 18th April 2021....

C-19 test distribution service: recording and submitting transaction data

Pharmacies participating in the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service must ask the person collecting the test kits the following three questions. The answers to questions 2 and 3 must be entered into the NHSBSA’s Manage Your Service (MYS) portal  by the close of business on the pharmacy’s last trading day of the week. Have you collected...

C-19 test distribution service: submission of data on stock received

Pharmacies participating in the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service (or ‘Pharmacy Collect’ as it is described in communications to the public) must make a record of the following information when they receive cartons of test kits from their wholesaler: Lot Number; Quantity of cartons; Supplying wholesaler; and Date of receipt. Download...

Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service

The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. Can I make supplies to a person under the age of 18 years? Where the person requesting supplies is under 18, the pharmacist...

Action: submitting last week’s data for the C-19 test distribution service on MYS

Community pharmacy contractors who have signed up to the COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service, are asked to submit their data for last week (week commencing 5th April 2021) on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal as soon as possible due to this function not being available last week. Due to a systems issue,...

Vaccine Supply Notification: 23 valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23) PFS (MSD Ltd) – Update

Update (14/4/2021)  – Supplies of Pneumovax® 23 pre-filled syringes (PFS) are expected to be out of stock until mid-May 2021. Update (11/12/2020)  – Supplies of Pneumovax® 23 pre-filled syringes (PFS) are expected to be out of stock until late January 2021. Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a vaccine supply notification for...

Ramadan – coronavirus resources for pharmacy teams

Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not...

Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service

The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. If I supply as one transaction, four boxes of test kits to a person requesting kits for four people, do I get paid four transaction...