Monthly Archives: March 2017

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NHS England publishes two-year delivery plan

NHS England has today (31st March) published its delivery plan for the next two years. In Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View NHS England sets out a number of actions it believes will enable the NHS to free up hospital beds whilst at the same time providing patients with less severe conditions a...

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Changes to submission for additional payment: contractors encouraged to read PCSE’s update

Community pharmacy contractors are encouraged to read Primary Care Support England (PCSE)’s latest stakeholder bulletin. The bulletin sets out a new process for submitting additional pharmacy payments. As part of the process, starting on 1st April 2017, all of these claims should be submitted directly to the pharmacy’s local NHS England team, who will authorise the claim...

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Pharmacy Access Scheme update

PSNC wishes to inform community pharmacy contractors that it has identified issues with payments being made under the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) and is working with the Department of Health and NHS England to find solutions. PhAS was introduced from December 2016 to help protect patient access to NHS community pharmacy services, with community pharmacies...

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Quality Payments: DoS FAQs

Following the publication of the news story on the PSNC website highlighting that the DoS checker is now available and PSNC 017/17: Quality Payments – How to meet the Directory of Services quality criterion below are some frequently asked questions that the  team at PSNC has received this week: My pharmacy has more than one profile...

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Service case study: COPD service demonstrates optimised inhaler technique and improved health status in patients

Community pharmacy teams in West Yorkshire have been providing structured consultations for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and an evaluation of the service published by Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire shows the vital role that community pharmacy teams have in COPD management. The results of the evaluation show: a statistically significant reduction in mean...

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