Monthly Archives: April 2022

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Three new SSPs introduced for HRT medicines

In response to a significant ongoing disruption affecting three Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medicines, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have issued three new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs). These SSPs, introduced with immediate effect, enable community pharmacists in the UK to supply patients with no more than three months’ worth of these medicines. ...

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April 2022 Price Concessions Final Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (29/04/2022) granted the following final list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.10 Celecoxib 100mg capsules 60 £7.22 Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £11.52 Dipyridamole 100mg tablets 84 £21.89 Exemestane 25mg tablets 30 £24.33 Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £3.40...

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NHS prescription charges to remain at £9.35 per item until further notice

The NHS prescription charge is reviewed annually with changes usually made in April, however, this year the Government has yet to conclude consideration of any future increases to prescription charges. Following our announcement that the NHS prescription charge would not be uplifted on 1 April 2022, a decision is yet to be reached on any...

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Pharmacy Representation Review: PSNC Reaction to RSG Proposals  

The Review Steering Group (RSG) has published its proposals for the future of community pharmacy contractor representation and support. The proposals make 37 recommendations for the future of PSNC and the LPCs which the RSG says have been written to: Strengthen governance; Better align with the NHS; Appropriately resource representatives; and Strengthen collaboration. The RSG...

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April 2022 Price Concessions 3rd Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (29/04/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £2.03 Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £6.34 Co-tenidone 100mg/25mg tablets 28 £1.42 Ibandronic Acid 50mg tablets 28 £145.99 Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £16.02 Sulfasalazine 250mg/5ml oral suspension...

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