Monthly Archives: April 2018

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National data opt-out system for patients

NHS Digital is developing a national data opt-out system to give patients the opportunity to make an informed choice about whether they wish for their personal identifiable information to be used for research and planning purposes. The national data opt-out will not apply to, or affect the necessary usages of data for the patient’s individual care...

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Quality Payments: New NHS England guidance for June 2018 review point published

NHS England has today published guidance on the Quality Payments Scheme for the June 2018 review point. The guidance document considers the learnings identified following the November 2017 declaration, the validation procedures and the subsequent modifications that have been made to processes for the June 2018 declaration. It also clarifies the requirements for meeting the gateway...

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PSNC resourcesQuality Payments – PSNC resources (April 2018)

This PSNC Briefing provides a list of all the PSNC resources available to community pharmacy contractors to assist them with meeting the gateway and quality criteria for the June 2018 review point of the interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19. PSNC Briefing 027/18: Quality Payments – PSNC resources If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or...

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GPhC responds to Daily Mail investigation

In response to the Daily Mail investigation that talks about the illegal supply of Prescription Only Medicines, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said: 

“We are working closely with the MHRA on a major ongoing investigation into the diversion of prescription medicines away from the normal supply chain.  We have already taken action to suspend six pharmacists under interim orders ad are actively reviewing at each stage of the investigations whether we need to take further action to protect the public. 

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Quality Payments – Evidence checklist (April 2018)

PSNC regularly receives queries from contractors and pharmacy teams regarding what evidence they need to retain to demonstrate they have met the gateway and quality criteria for the Quality Payments Scheme. This PSNC Briefing provides contractors with examples of what constitutes acceptable evidence, in a checklist format they can use to confirm they have the...

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