Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Medicinal cannabis available on NHS prescriptions

Changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 will reclassify cannabis-based medicines from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs as of 1st November 2018. The Home Office has announced that specialist doctors (not GPs) will have the authority to prescribe medicinal cannabis as appropriate and community pharmacy teams should be aware that NHS prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines may...

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Temporary Interruption to distribution of GSK products

To facilitate the transition from a Direct to Pharmacy (DTP) model to a Reduced Wholesaler Model (RWM), GSK have placed a hold on the distribution of their products between 2pm on the 29th October and the morning of the 1st November. This follows the recent announcement that Phoenix was selected by GSK as one of...

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Contractor reminder: are you claiming your flu vaccination payments?

As the second month of the Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 comes to an end, community pharmacy contractors are reminded of the need to submit their claims in a timely manner for any vaccines administered during October 2018. PSNC recommends that contractors take the following actions: If you are claiming using the paper form, ensure you...

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2018 Budget brings focus on mental health and high streets

Chancellor Philip Hammond has today pledged that funding for mental health services will grow as a share of the overall NHS budget over the next 5 years, and that HM Government will ensure that public health services will help people live longer, healthier lives. In his 2018 Budget statement the Chancellor said that the focus...

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NHS Prescription Services ‘Hints & Tips’ – Issue 33

NHS Prescription Setvices produces a quarterly newsletter called “Hints & Tips for dispensing contractors”. The latest edition (Issue 33) contains some useful information and advice on: Endorsing guidance National ‘Check Before You Tick’ campaign GPs piloting electronic prescriptions for Controlled drugs Manage Your Service – the digital alternative Prescription prepayment certificate digital updates New EPS...

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