Monthly Archives: January 2018

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New threshold criteria for fitness to practise investigations come into effect

We have now published new threshold criteria which apply to all decisions from 1st February2018 and are used to decide whether a case should be referred to the investigating committee. The criteria are set out in new Good decision-makin...

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New guidance sets out way forward for FMD

New FMD guidance for community pharmacy contractors has been issued by the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy. The detailed guidance is intended to build understanding of the options open to pharmacy contractors as the 12-month milestone for implementation approaches. The Way Forward for FMD in community pharmacy covers key assumptions about FMD, high...

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NHS England issue interim guidance on flu vaccine ordering for 2018/19

NHS England has today (30th January 2018) issued a letter to all community pharmacies and general practices giving interim advice on ordering flu vaccine for the 2018/19 season. The guidance, in a letter from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director and Dr Arvind Madan, Director of Primary Care, says NHS England is currently reviewing the clinical evidence, including...

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PSNC seeks fairer price concession system

PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have been holding discussions on changing the system for setting price concessions. As reported in our summary of the January PSNC meeting, PSNC is seeking a system that is more responsive to price rises, and ensures community pharmacy contractors do not carry unreasonable costs on behalf of the...

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Contractor reminder: are you checking your flu vaccination payments?

Last year, PSNC received a number of queries from community pharmacy contractors regarding their NHS Flu Vaccination Service claims from the 2016/17 flu season. Where their payment queries fell outside of the flu vaccination season for 2016/17 (after 31st March 2017), pharmacies had to make claims directly to NHS England instead of to the NHS Business...

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