The 2022 Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey, managed by Health Education England (HEE) has opened today. Completion of the survey is a mandatory requirement for all pharmacy contractors. The NHSBSA will, today, send an email to pharmacy contractors containing a link to the survey. In some cases, e.g. Company Chemists’ Association member companies and other larger [...]
From Monday 3rd October 2022, referrals from NHS 111 online to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) will include those for minor illness consultations, as well as the current referrals received for urgent medicine supplies. This development of the 111 online system follows a six-month pilot across several areas, including Bristol, North Somerset and South [...]
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NHS England has confirmed, in its primary care bulletin, that community pharmacy contractors are not required to submit their completed New Medicine Service (NMS) quarterly summary data to the NHS Business Services Authority for July to September 2022 (Quarter 2), as this requirement has been postponed again. PSNC is pressing NHS England for a review of [...]
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PSNC has submitted its response to NHS England’s market engagement on the future of vaccination services. The consultation is designed to help NHS England deliver a future vaccination strategy. It aims to support local teams that plan and deliver vaccinations to: build on the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme’s success and learning; and provide responsive, accessible, [...]
Workforce challenges are currently adversely impacting most sectors of the UK economy, but they are being particularly acutely felt within community pharmacy with serious consequences for pharmacy contractors. PSNC and the other national pharmacy bodies have called for improved workforce planning to be undertaken by the Government and NHS, but for this to happen, high [...]
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