Monthly Archives: January 2022

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January video update from PSNC Policy Team

A new video update from Mike Dent, PSNC’s Director of Pharmacy Funding, is now available to watch. In the video, Mike asks all pharmacies in England to take part in PSNC’s Pharmacy Advice Audit ahead of the Year 4 CPCF negotiations. He describes the importance of the audit by explaining how previous data gathering has...

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NHS Prescription Services ‘Hints & Tips’ – Issue 46

NHS Prescription Services produces a quarterly newsletter called “Hints & Tips for dispensing contractors”. The latest edition (Issue 46) contains some useful information and advice on: FP34C to move to MYS in April Extension to the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22 Pharmacy teams required to collect signatures on prescription forms Digital referred backs and disallowed items...

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CPCS IT deadline approaching: Have you confirmed your choice of system?

The national procurement of IT support for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), will cease at the end of March 2022. It is therefore vital that community pharmacy contractors that want to continue providing CPCS, confirm their choice of CPCS IT system by no later than February 2022. Failure to do so could impact referrals...

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Medicine Supply Notification: Aspirin 150mg and 300mg suppositories

MSN/2022/004 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue: 31/01/2022 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Aspirin 150mg and 300mg suppositories  Aspirin 150mg and 300mg suppositories are out of stock until mid-April 2022 which will necessitate clinicians reviewing all patients to identify suitable alternatives. Specials The following...

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Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Piperacillin / Tazobactam 4g/0.5 g, powder for solution for infusion (Antibiotice SA)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Piperacillin / Tazobactam 4g/0.5 g, powder for solution for infusion (Antibiotice SA) Drug alert number: EL (22)A/03 Date issued: 31 January 2022 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Piperacillin / Tazobactam 4g/0.5 g,...

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