The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (28/04/2023) granted the following final list of price concessions for April 2023: Drug Pack size Price concession Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £3.46 Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.29 Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £5.99 Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% [...]
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) determined that from February 2023 onwards, Transitional Payments would be set to zero. This is reflected in the February Schedule of Payments received by contractors this month. In discussions with DHSC, PSNC had rejected the change to the Transitional Payments on the grounds that any further reductions [...]
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Service case study: Pharmacy teams provide 9,922 interventions to support patients to be ‘winter fit’
During March 2023, eighty pharmacies in South West London supported people over the age of 65 by providing information, support and referrals to winter related programmes such as winter warmth, prevention of falls, social and activity groups and frailty support services. The eighty pharmacies made 9,922 interventions through the Winter Fit service. Winter Fit was [...]
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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England (NHSE) have announced a new approach to the supply of COVID-19 antivirals to patients living in the community. Ministers have decided that this will follow the business as usual approach to medicines supply, with prescribers in general practices being asked to prescribe the medicines [...]
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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today laid regulations affecting community pharmacy contractors as well as indicating the Government’s decisions on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2023/24. These changes and decisions have been imposed on the sector as PSNC’s clear view remains that the sector’s finances and capacity are in a [...]