Monthly Archives: December 2020

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Community Pharmacy, the UK-EU Trade deal and the end of the Transition Period

Yesterday, Health Minister Edward Argar MP wrote to health and social care colleagues to provide an update on the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, a free trade agreement based on zero tariffs and quotas and covering trade worth £668 billion in 2019. The Minister emphasises that although the Agreement is ‘excellent news’ for the health...

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December 2020 Price Concessions – Final Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that the announcement made on 17th December 2020 completes the list of price concessions granted for December 2020; no further price concessions will be granted for December 2020. Therefore, the complete list of price concessions granted for December 2020 is as follows: Drug Pack size Price...

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Oxford University/ AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University/AstraZeneca was yesterday given regulatory approval by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after meeting required safety, quality and effectiveness standards. Like many community pharmacists, PSNC is keen to see the sector able to play a greater role in the vaccination programme now the Oxford University/AZ vaccine can be...

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Further extension to Pandemic Delivery Service in new Tier 4 areas

Following yesterday’s (30th December 2020) Government announcement of the move of additional areas into Tier 4 from today (31st December 2020), NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed that the Pandemic Delivery Service will also be extended to cover clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in the following new Tier 4 areas from today:...

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Contractor reminder: Suspension of the requirement to submit EPS tokens

With the end of month submission period for December 2020 approaching, contractors are reminded that it is no longer necessary to submit EPS tokens (other than those used for SSP claims) to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). The suspension of the requirement to submit EPS tokens follows the temporary suspension of signature requirements on...

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