Monthly Archives: November 2018

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November Drug Tariff changes – timescale of impact on contractors

Community pharmacy contractors should be aware of when their payments will be impacted by the reductions in Category M prices and the Single Activity Fee implemented in the November Drug Tariff. At the end of December, a pharmacy would receive an advance payment for the dispensing month of November. This is an estimated payment, taking into...

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Quality Payments: NHS England guidance published for February 2019 review point

NHS England has today published guidance on the Quality Payments Scheme for the February 2019 review point. The guidance document provides information on how community pharmacy contractors can meet the revised gateway and quality criteria requirements. The guidance document also details the new declaration process via the NHS Business Services Authority Manage Your Service application and highlights the new process for validation of the...

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November 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (26.11.2018) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Allopurinol 100mg tablets 28 £2.20 Allopurinol 300mg tablets 28 £5.17 Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £2.30 Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablet sugar free 7 £5.19 Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £10.00 Diamorphine 10mg powder for...

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Joint LPC/LMC campaign to increase flu vaccination uptake in Wessex

Local Medical Committees (LMCs) and Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) in Wessex are working collaboratively to encourage patients to get a flu vaccination either at their GP practice or local pharmacy and are currently running a ‘Flu Free Wessex’ campaign. Following analysis of previous years’ flu vaccination uptake figures in Wessex, the LMCs and LPCs recognised...

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Manufacturer & Wholesaler Christmas Opening Hours 2018

At this busy time of year manufacturers are working closely with wholesalers to ensure that sufficient stock is available at wholesalers for the Christmas period. A summary of customer service desk opening hours and order cut off /delivery schedules can be found below. Please note these times may vary according to staffing levels and are subject to change....

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