Monthly Archives: March 2016

//March

DH launch consultation on hub and spoke and prices on labels

The Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have launched a consultation on changes to the Human Medicines Regulations and the Medicines Act. The consultation seeks views on the following proposed changes: allowing independent pharmacies to make use of ‘hub and spoke’ dispensing models – a ‘hub’ pharmacy dispenses medicines on...

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March NCSO/Price Concessions update

The Department of Health granted the following price concessions for March 2016: The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted. Drug Pack size Price concession Bumetanide 1mg tablets  28 £2.50 Celiprolol 200mg tablets     28 £19.83 Celiprolol 400mg tablets  28 £39.65 Cimetidine 400mg tablets  60 £19.99 Clindamycin 150mg capsules  24 £12.49 Desmopressin 10micrograms/dose...

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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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7 days to go – deadline for IG toolkit submission

Most pharmacy contractors will have completed their IG toolkit submission. PSNC strongly recommend that all pharmacy contractors who are yet to do so make this a priority, especially given the impending Easter break. All NHS community pharmacies in England must provide information governance assurances to the NHS on an annual basis. These assurances are provided...

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NHS Standard Contract and shorter-form Contract 2016/17 published

NHS England have published the following documents on the NHS Standard Contract 2016/17 webpage: NHS Standard Contract 2016/17, comprising Particulars, Service Conditions, General Conditions Template Service Development and Improvement Plan in relation to Provider performance against Sustainability and Transformation Fund performance trajectories and assurance statements NHS Standard Contract 2016/17 Technical Guidance (the executive summary of...

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