Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Class 2 MHRA drug alert – Diclo-SR 75 tablets (diclofenac sodium) (Strides Pharma UK Ltd trading as Co-pharma)

Drug alert number: EL (17) A/05 Date issued: 29th March 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 pharmacy and wholesale level medicines recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of: Diclo-SR 75 tablets, pack sizes 1 x 28 and 1 x 56 (diclofenac sodium) (Strides...

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March 2017 Price Concessions/NCSO further update

The Department of Health has granted the following price concessions for March 2017: The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted. Drug Pack size Price concession Amitriptyline 50mg tablets 28 £3.50 Buspirone 5mg tablets 30 £16.50 Clindamycin 150mg capsules (new) 24 £5.95 Dapsone 50mg tablets 28 £46.19 Diamorphine 30mg powder for solution for...

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Spring edition of CSfPP now published

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has published the spring edition of the Consultation Skills for Pharmacy Practice (CSfPP) newsletter which provides the latest round-up of CSfPP related news. The newsletter reminds readers that it has now been three years since the CSfPP learning programme was launched and reiterates its importance to consultations and patient care,...

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Don’t forget to submit your flu vaccination claims!

The national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2016/17 finishes at the end of this month (31st March 2017); community pharmacy contractors are therefore reminded of the need to submit payment claims for those vaccinations administered during March with their prescription bundle at the beginning of April. The service specification for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination...

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NHS England to review items prescribed on the NHS

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has announced a review of low value prescription items which the NHS may stop prescribing in an effort to make significant savings. NHS Clinical Commissioners, which represents CCGs, has identified potential savings of up to £400m per year and NHS England will now work with clinicians to set out...

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