Monthly Archives: January 2021

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PDA launches web portal to support locums getting vaccinated

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has developed a web portal to assist locum pharmacists with accessing a COVID-19 vaccination. The PDA has highlighted the challenges faced by locums in relation to local processes to identify frontline healthcare staff and the fact that due to the nature of their work, locums cannot always easily engage with...

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South Tyneside pharmacists make COVID vaccination house calls

Community pharmacists in South Tyneside have begun vaccinating housebound patients against COVID-19 to support local vaccination efforts. Whilst only small numbers of community pharmacy vaccination sites have been able to open so far, PSNC is hearing incredible stories of collaboration between pharmacists, GPs and others to support all the different types of vaccination sites that...

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Contractor notice: PPE Claim deadline and payment dates

The deadline for claiming reimbursement for personal protective equipment (PPE) is now just over two weeks away, with the deadline being 11:59pm on Friday 12th February. Many contractors that submitted claims in the first couple of days of the portal opening are now receiving their payments alongside their November 2020 prescription payments. The amount paid...

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Have you completed the 2021 Pharmacy Advice Audit?

Community pharmacy teams are reminded that the participation period for PSNC’s 2021 Pharmacy Advice Audit takes place this week, and we would be hugely grateful to anyone who does take part. Community pharmacy teams are encouraged to take part in an audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies....

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PQS: Preparing to declare – additional FAQs

As the declaration window for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2 approaches, PSNC has received several related to the announced flexible timing agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). PSNC have confirmed some additional questions and answers with NHSE&I that will assist contractors...

By |January 27th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PQS: Preparing to declare – additional FAQs