Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Real-time Exemption Checking – how will it work?

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Social Care made an announcement on action which would be taken to reduce fraud against the NHS; this would include digitising information on exemption from prescription charges, via a project being undertaken by NHS Digital and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA), in collaboration with pharmacy...

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CPPE campaign: Medicines, people and value

On Monday 22nd October 2018, the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) launched its autumn 2018 learning campaign, entitled ‘Medicines, people and value’. The campaign will run for four weeks and enables participants to learn about the NHS England Medicines Value Programme and why it matters to pharmacy teams. Each week, CPPE will release a...

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October 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5ml £3.17 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £15.47 Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £9.50 Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5ml £9.50 Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution...

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GPhC statement on supplying valproate safely to women and girls

Valproate is a treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Children born to women who take valproate during pregnancy are at significant risk of birth defects and persistent developmental disorders. As such, it is vital that women and girls are dispen...

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Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum: Update for pharmacies

The community pharmacy organisations are continuing to work together to support community pharmacies and their patients ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union. In September, PSNC’s Brexit Forum, which brings together the Chief Executives of the major representative bodies involved in community pharmacy and the medicines supply chain, met for the first time...

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