Monthly Archives: February 2018

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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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Changes to proof of exemption

Update NHSBSA are making changes to the types of proof of exemption. From 25th February 2019, plastic exemption cards for prescription prepayment certificates (PPC’s) and maternity exemption certificates (Matex) will be replaced with either a digital or paper certificate. This is part of NHSBSA’s service improvement programme. NHSBSA envisage it taking up to five years...

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Price Concessions: Update on PSNC discussions with DHSC

Contractors may be aware that PSNC has been in discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) about changing the system for setting price concessions. 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 NHS. Read...

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Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19 (February 2018)

NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued a joint guidance document setting out the expectations for commissioners and providers in updating their operational plans for 2018/19. This PSNC Briefing summarises the elements of the document that are of most relevance to community pharmacy teams and Local Pharmaceutical Committees. PSNC Briefing 011/18: Refreshing NHS Plans for...

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Price Concessions/NCSO February 2018 – 1st update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following price concessions for February 2018: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amlodipine 5mg tablets 28 £1.12 Amlodipine 10mg tablets 28 £1.17 Atorvastatin 80mg tablets 28 £1.77 Bicalutamide 50mg tablets 28 £21.55 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £21.95 Bisacodyl 5mg tablets 60 £3.30 Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28...

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