The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (31/10/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price concession Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £36.80 Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £37.78 Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £17.04 Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £3.38 Citalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.96 Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £4.42 Codeine [...]
PSNC has commissioned Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund to develop a new vision and strategic options for community pharmacy. Their report, which is expected to be published in early summer next year, will help to underpin the future strategy for the sector. It will also support negotiations between PSNC and policymakers as the current [...]
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NHS Prescription Services produces a quarterly newsletter called “Hints & Tips for dispensing contractors”. The latest edition (Issue 48) contains some useful information and advice on: Exemption Certificates Understanding your FP34 Schedule of Payments Packaged Doses What to include in the red separator RTEC Tokens Submitting EPS tokens Account Identifier Document Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) [...]
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Community pharmacy contractors have less than one week left to claim an Aspiration payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2022/23 as the window for claiming this payment closes at 11.59pm on 4th November 2022. The Aspiration payment is optional; if contractors do not want to claim it, it will not impact on the contractor’s ability [...]
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The Communication Workers Union has announced it has withdrawn planned strike action for the 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10 November. Contractors are reminded to submit their claims for NHS pharmaceutical services through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by the 5th of the month to secure access to earlier advance payments. Community pharmacy [...]