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COVID-19 Costs: PSNC reaches deal with HM Government

PSNC has accepted a revised, and much improved, offer on COVID costs Contractors can claim for a range of costs incurred over a 13-month period  Payments to be made in October ahead of the sector paying back £370m Advance Payments  Terms of loan repayments will depend on the amounts claimed, and this is subject to some further negotiation   Details on making COVID costs claims are set out in a Drug Tariff determination, and further commentary...

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Funding for COVID-19 related costs – summary and FAQs

This briefing describes the arrangements agreed between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to reimburse community pharmacy contractors for the extra costs they have incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021 for the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services. PSNC Briefing 016/21: Summary of funding for COVID-19 related costs...

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DHSC policy proposals to reshape use of health data

Last week the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published a draft policy paper on the better use of health data: Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data. The proposals within the policy paper include that: Health and care staff should have quicker access to Shared Care Records (ShCR/LHCRs). Staff in...

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Reshaping how health and care data is used (DHSC proposals)

This factsheet summarises the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) proposals, set out in Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data, to better use data across the health and care system. PSNC Briefing 015/21 Reshaping how health and care data is used (DHSC proposals) If you have queries on this PSNC...

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Sajid Javid becomes new Health Secretary

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care following the resignation of Matt Hancock. Mr Javid has been the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, in Worcestershire, since 2010. He has previous Cabinet experience, having served as Home Secretary from April 2018 – July 2019, then as Chancellor of the Exchequer until February 2020. PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes said: “PSNC...

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