Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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PSNC comment on GP contract agreement

NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) have today announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2016/17. The contract for 2016/17 will see extra investment, helping to alleviate some of the pressures in general practice and working to improve access to services. In addition, there are a number of...

By |February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PSNC comment on GP contract agreement

New consultation skills floor on CPPE’s theLearningpharmacy.com

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has developed a new floor on the online learning platform, theLearningpharmacy.com which focuses on consultation skills. This floor compliments CPPE’s consultation skills for pharmacy teams resource which is being sent out to community pharmacies in England this month. CPPE’s theLearningpharmacy.com is a virtual community pharmacy that offers interactive...

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Update on EPS Phase 4 (February 2016)

This PSNC Briefing provides an update on the future development of the Electronic Prescription Service Release 2 (EPS), which is described as EPS Phase 4. This should provide information which is relevant to all pharmacy team members involved in the dispensing of prescriptions. PSNC Briefing 015/16: Update on EPS Phase 4 If you have queries...

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Advice on dealing with Smartcard issues (February 2016)

This PSNC Briefing provides pharmacy teams and LPCs with a summary of how Smartcards are used in the Electronic Prescription Service Release 2 (EPS R2), information about the NHS Smartcard model and advice about the escalation process when Registration Authority (RA) Smartcard matters cannot be resolved. PSNC Briefing 014/16: Advice on dealing with Smartcard issues...

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