Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Nutilis Clear Product Update – New Scoop and Mixing Instructions

Tins of Nutilis Clear are only suitable for use if they display a prominent red sticker on the lid. Tins without a red sticker are no longer suitable for use. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the British Dietetic Association have advocated the adoption of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)...

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Quality Payments: Accessing the SCR for the WES gateway criterion

Community pharmacy contractors will need to access the Summary Care Record (SCR) portal from their pharmacy to validate whether their pharmacy meets the Warranted Environment Specification (WES) gateway criterion*, as detailed in NHS England’s recently published guidance on the Quality Payments Scheme for the February 2019 review point. If contractors have not accessed the SCR...

By |November 29th, 2018|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Quality Payments: Accessing the SCR for the WES gateway criterion

Consultation on NHS funding of ‘low priority’ items

NHS England has today (28th November), published a consultation on proposals to extend the list of products that primary care prescribers are recommended not to routinely prescribe. The consultation follows the agreement of the proposals by the NHS England Board this morning. The intention is to update the November 2017 national guidance for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...

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Brexit: Update for Community Pharmacies

The UK’s exit from the European Union in March 2019 is continuing to dominate the national news, particularly as we approach the House of Commons vote on the EU withdrawal agreement on December 11th. Alongside the other pharmacy organisations, PSNC is continuing to work to ensure that the supply of medicines to community pharmacies and...

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Adrenaline 150 microgram auto-injector validation process no longer required

From Thursday 29th November, adrenaline 150microgram auto-injectors will no longer be subject to additional validation processes. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has stated that stock levels are now at a level where the validation protocol put in place in October, and revised earlier this month, is no longer required.* Community pharmacy teams...

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