Monthly Archives: November 2017

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NHS England agrees prescribing restrictions for low value meds and consultation on OTC products in New Year

NHS England has today issued guidance to GPs and CCGs to “remove ineffective, unsafe and low clinical value treatments, such as some dietary supplements herbal treatments and homeopathy, and restricting the use of a further 11, saving up to £141 million a year.” It also decided a full consultation should be held in early 2018 on a...

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CPPE launches Substance use and misuse e-learning package

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new four-module e-learning package focussing on substance use and misuse. CPPE’s package provides an overview of substance misuse, harm reduction strategies, communicating with different patient groups as well as guidance on providing relevant services such as supervised consumption and needle and syringe exchange. The programme...

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November Price Concession Update

UPDATE: The team at PSNC are continuing to press DH for an urgent response to our price concession applications for November. We hope to receive a reply soon and well before November prescription pricing is finalised. We have set up a specific email address for pharmacy teams to contact us regarding the outstanding November price concessions:...

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Update on the Health and Care landscape (November 2017)

This briefing is part of a series issued regularly by PSNC to inform pharmacy contractors and LPCs of developments in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. These briefings contain useful background information to help you understand what is happening in the wider health and care environment which may impact on community pharmacy.  They build...

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Reminder: Patient questionnaire requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that a requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service is to ask all patients who have a flu vaccination to complete the patient questionnaire. An IT platform is available to enable patient questionnaires from the Flu Vaccination Service to be completed electronically either by the patient themselves or with help from the pharmacy...

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