Monthly Archives: May 2017

PhAS update affecting all contractors receiving PhAS payments

The Department of Health (DoH) has this week written to all pharmacies receiving Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) payments with corrected payments due to them under the scheme. The PhAS was imposed on 20 October 2016 and introduced on 1 December 2016. Community pharmacy contractors were informed at the end of March 2017 that PSNC had...

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May 2017 Price Concessions/NCSO update

The Department of Health has granted the following price concessions for May 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Betahistine 16mg tablets (new) 84 £12.55 Betahistine 8mg tablets (new) 84 £6.33 Buspirone 10mg tablets 30 £9.95 Buspirone 5mg tablets 30 £9.95 Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £4.85 Dapsone 50mg tablets 28 £46.19 Diamorphine 30mg powder for solution for injection ampoules...

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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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Ask PSNC: NUMSAS FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) since the service has gone live. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. How should patients or their representatives complete the NUMSAS patient questionnaire? All patients or their representatives must be invited to complete...

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Carers Week returns for 2017

This year’s Carers Week will take place from Monday 12th June to Sunday 18th June 2017. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The emphasis of the campaign is on developing Carer Friendly Communities,...

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