Monthly Archives: August 2017

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MHRA medical device alert – NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 insulin pens (Novo Nordisk)

MDA number: MDA/2017/024 Date issued: 24th August 2017 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for certain batches of: NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 insulin pens (Novo Nordisk) Novo Nordisk has detected that the redesigned cartridge holder for the NovoPen Echo and Novopen 5 can become weakened if...

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Promoting flu vaccinations: patient communication materials updated

PSNC has today published updated versions of our patient communication materials to help community pharmacy contractors and their teams to promote the Flu Vaccination Service. To support pharmacy staff in matching the incredible success of last year’s service, PSNC has once again made available a wide range of resources to help with communications and marketing....

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Services Factsheet – Eligible Groups for the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 (August 2017)

This Briefing outlines the eligible groups for the NHS Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18. This could be displayed and used as a ‘quick reference’ to assist with determining if a patient is eligible for a vaccination. Information and resources to support the service are also available at psnc.org.uk/flu PSNC Briefing 066/17: Services factsheet –...

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Quality Payments reminder: Urgent action required by contractors who did not fully meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they only have until 10th September 2017 to act if they did not fully meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion at the April review point of the Quality Payments Scheme. On Thursday 10th August 2017, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) sent out an email to contractors who...

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Contractor warning: Unsolicited calls claiming to be from the NHSBSA

PSNC has been notified that some community pharmacy contractors have recently been called by individuals falsely claiming to be from the NHSBSA investigations team. The unsolicited callers are quoting the ODS code (F code) and other pharmacy details when calling and they are stating that there has been a problem with payments to the pharmacy. They...

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