Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Quality Payments reminder: Urgent action required by contractors who appear to have not met the gateway criteria for the April review point

Community pharmacy contractors only have until Sunday 8th October 2017 to act if they appear to have not fully met the gateway criteria at the April review point of the Quality Payments Scheme. On Monday 18th September 2017, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) emailed contractors who it had been unable to confirm had met the gateway...

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Quality Payments: Amendment to Drug Tariff for SCR quality criterion

The Department of Health has published an amendment in the October 2017 Drug Tariff, Part VII Quality Payments Scheme (England) relating to the Summary Care Record (SCR) quality criterion for the November 2017 review point. The SCR quality criterion for the November review point now states: ‘On the day of the second review, the pharmacy...

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Requirements for providing the Flu Vaccination Service in care homes and other long-stay care facilities

Community pharmacy contractors are allowed under the national Flu Vaccination Service to provide flu vaccinations in care homes and other long-stay care facilities; however, contractors must obtain permission from their local NHS England team to vaccinate these patients before they provide the service in these locations. Contractors must follow the protocols set out in Annex...

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Submitting MUR/NMS quarterly information

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded of the requirements to submit completed Medicines Use Review (MUR) and/or New Medicine Service (NMS) electronic reporting templates to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) within 10 working days from the last day of September 2017. Previously, this information, which contractors are required to submit within 10 working days...

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EPS Controlled Drugs pilot to begin shortly

NHS Digital is preparing to pilot the prescribing and dispensing of EPS Schedule 2/3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) in England. Initially up to 15 GP practices will gain the ability to prescribe CDs with the project aiming to demonstrate that EPS CD prescribing capability can be rolled out more widely. The first pilot GP practices will...

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