Monthly Archives: March 2022

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March 2022 Price Concessions Final Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (31/03/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Fludroxycortide 4micrograms/square cm tape 7.5cm 20 £15.87 Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £3.22 Ibandronic acid 50mg tablets 28 £128.63 Ipratropium bromide 500micrograms/2ml nebuliser liquid unit dose vials 20 £3.46 Losartan 100mg / Hydrochlorothiazide...

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PQS: Anticoagulant audit data

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published a spreadsheet showing which community pharmacy contractors have currently submitted their anticoagulant data as part of the requirements of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021/22. As part of the Medicines safety and optimisation domain of the PQS, contractors are required to have submitted their anticoagulant audit data...

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Patient satisfaction survey: three mandatory topics for 2022/23

Changes to the requirements for the patient satisfaction survey were announced on 26th November 2021. PSNC sought these changes to the requirements to address requests from contractors to have greater flexibility in the way they undertake surveys of patients’ experience of pharmacy services. The revised requirements are explained on our Patient satisfaction survey webpage and...

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Ongoing access for pharmacy staff to C-19 testing confirmed

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that NHS staff, including patient-facing community pharmacy team members, will continue to be able to access COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests to allow ongoing twice-weekly asymptomatic testing. This was included in an announcement made yesterday evening, with further information being provided to pharmacy contractors in...

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Services: 31st March and 5th April deadlines

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that a number of services and Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) deadlines are approaching; this news story provides a summary of these deadlines. 31st March 2022 Deadline/end of service Further information Work to meet the majority* of the PQS 2021/22 Domains needs to be completed View information on the deadline extension...

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