Monthly Archives: May 2016

MP briefing event success as pharmacy consultation ends

As the consultation on changes to community pharmacy in 2015/16 and beyond came to a close, community pharmacy representatives have been in Westminster briefing MPs and their teams about community pharmacy services and presenting a patient petition to Downing Street. Around 50 MPs attended a Pharmacy health checks and speed briefing event in Westminster today (Tuesday 24th May...

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PSNC responds to “Community pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond” letter

PSNC has today published its response to the Government’s letter from 17th December 2015 entitled “Community pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond”. Within the response, PSNC makes clear that the proposals contained in the letter represent a major threat to the future availability of accessible healthcare, support and advice from community pharmacies. We are concerned that this...

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PSNC responds to ‘Hub and Spoke’ consultation

PSNC has today published its response to the consultation on ‘hub and spoke’ dispensing. This follows discussion between PSNC and the Department of Health to clarify various concerns that PSNC had with the draft regulations. The Department of Health has confirmed that the draft regulations, if implemented, would permit hub and spoke dispensing between “relevant clinical...

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May 2016 Price Concessions and NCSO (update)

The Department of Health granted the following price concessions for May 2016: The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted. Drug Pack size Price concession Bumetanide 1mg tablets  28 £2.05 Celiprolol 400mg tablets  28 £39.65 Cimetidine 400mg tablets  60 £19.99 Desmopressin 10micrograms/dose nasal spray  60 dose £24.00 Flecanide 100mg tablets (new) 60...

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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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