Monthly Archives: October 2020

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PHE Flu vac leaflets available to order

Leaflets remain an effective way of communicating the need and the benefits of having a flu vaccination, but it is important that people receive a leaflet that is accessible to them. This year it is more important than ever that everyone who is eligible for the flu vaccine takes up the offer, so Public Health...

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Requirement to sign prescriptions suspended from November 2020

The Government has temporarily suspended the requirement for patients (or their representatives) to sign the back of NHS prescription forms or EPS tokens. This change comes into effect from 1st November 2020 and will last initially until 31st March 2021. As part of the social distancing measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to assist in...

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Fluphenazine decanoate injections – supply and reimbursement update

Fluphenazine decanoate 25mg/1ml and 100mg/1ml solutions for injection ampoules (Modecate and Modecate Concentrate) manufactured by Sanofi, have been discontinued for some time and stock of any remaining batches will now have expired. Prescribers should complete arrangements to transfer patients on Modecate to therapeutic alternatives under medical supervision. Fluphenazine injections are available as unlicensed imports and any prescriptions issued...

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October 2020 Price Concessions – Final Update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (31/10/2020) set the FINAL price concessions for October 2020. The new additions to the October 2020 price concession list are below: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Chlorphenamine 4mg tablets 28 £2.30 Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets 10 £6.79 Desmopressin 10micrograms/dose nasal spray 60 dose £22.41 Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant...

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Professional Standards Authority publishes GPhC performance review for 2019/20

This is the GPhC’s first performance review against the PSA’s new Standards of Good Regulation, which were introduced in 2019. 

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