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Details about 2021/22 Pharmacy Access Scheme published

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have today published details about the updated Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS), which starts from January 2022. The revised PhAS is funded to no more than £20 million from the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). Further information about the arrangements for...

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Pharmacy Access Scheme starting from January 2022

This briefing provides information on the updated Pharmacy Access Scheme (revised PhAS), which  starts from January 2022.  PSNC Briefing 033/21: Pharmacy Access Scheme starting from January 2022  If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact Gordon Hockey, Director of Operations and Support or Layla Rahman, Regulations Officer To browse other PSNC briefings on Contract...

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Vaccinations when working or deployed in care homes

Following on from the announcement that the Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on new regulations which make COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for people working or deployed in care homes from 11th November 2021, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has written to NHS staff, including community pharmacy contractors, on how this will be...

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PQS: Quality criterion starting from 1st September 2021

Following the publication of the September 2021 Drug Tariff, which contains further details on the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) community pharmacy contractors should take note of the following quality criterion, which is part of the Respiratory domain, as they will be required to implement this from 1st September 2021: On the day of the...

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PQS: Additional information published in the Drug Tariff

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has today published the September 2021 Drug Tariff,* which contains further detail on the requirements for the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) in Part VIIA. PSNC has updated it’s PQS hub page to reflect the additional information that has now been published on the Scheme and additional resources and...

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