Monthly Archives: October 2020

//October

GPhC Update: Revalidation

Registrants due to submit their revalidation records between 1 January – 30 April 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when they renew their registration during that period.  The reflective account should be recorded in the registrant’s m...

By |October 28th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on GPhC Update: Revalidation

FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors added to Drug Tariff and DND list from November 1st 2020

The new FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors recently launched by Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd have been added to the Appliances section in Part IXA of the November 2020 Drug Tariff and included in the list of Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted (DND). The introduction of the second-generation FreeStyle Libre 2 Flash Glucose Monitoring system...

By |October 28th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors added to Drug Tariff and DND list from November 1st 2020

Contractor Notice: Drug Tariff to go fully paperless from April 2021

From April 2021, the Drug Tariff will no longer be printed and distributed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). The Preface section of the November 2020 Drug Tariff has been updated to reflect that March 2021 will be the final month in which a printed Drug Tariff will be circulated to community pharmacies. From January 2021, where pharmacy...

By |October 28th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Contractor Notice: Drug Tariff to go fully paperless from April 2021

Updated COVID-19 SOP introduces local management of flexible opening hours

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have today issued an updated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for community pharmacies in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key amendment enables regional NHSE&I teams to notify pharmacies that they may work behind closed doors without the need for contractors to apply for such closed-door working. This change has...

By |October 27th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Updated COVID-19 SOP introduces local management of flexible opening hours

Reminder: PHE leaflet on availability of flu vac

The Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS have published a leaflet for the public, which explains why some people eligible for flu vaccination are being asked to wait to get vaccinated. This follows significant early demand for flu vaccinations being seen this season, with some pharmacies and general...

By |October 27th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Reminder: PHE leaflet on availability of flu vac