Monthly Archives: March 2018

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NHS England issues final OTC guidance for CCGs

NHS England has today published its final guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) following a public consultation on the prescribing of over the counter (OTC) medicines. The CCG guidance lists 35 minor health conditions for which it is now recommended that over the counter medicines should no longer be routinely prescribed. Vitamins, minerals and probiotics are...

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Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 – important update for contractors

Earlier this year, NHS England wrote to community pharmacy contractors and general practices to advise them that for the 2018/19 flu vaccination campaign, adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad, Seqirus) should be offered to all those aged 65 and over, whilst adults aged under 65 in clinical at-risk groups should be offered a quadrivalent influenza...

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Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 – important update for contractors (March 2018)

Earlier this year, NHS England wrote to community pharmacy contractors and general practices to advise them that for the 2018/19 flu vaccination campaign, adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad, Seqirus) should be offered to all those aged 65 and over, whilst adults aged under 65 in clinical at-risk groups should be offered a quadrivalent influenza...

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PSNC: NHS long-term plans must make better use of community pharmacies

Additional NHS funding of £760 million has been announced to help 40 NHS hospitals and community services to modernise and transform their buildings and services. The funding, announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will be spent on programmes to meet local demand, such as new urgent care centres and the refurbishment of mental health facilities....

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DHSC publishes report reviewing pharmacy regulations

Today, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its report following a post implementation review on the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) 2013 Regulations. Such reviews and reports are now routine, to ensure legislation remains fit for purpose. PSNC gives a cautious welcome to the report, which confirms that the Regulations remain...

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