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Extension to Hep C testing service agreed

NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care and PSNC have agreed that the Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service (Advanced service) should continue to be commissioned until 31st March 2023. The service was originally planned to conclude at the end of last month. Changes to the Secretary of State...

By |April 5th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Extension to Hep C testing service agreed

Arrivals from Ukraine: advice for primary care

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and the UK Health Security Agency have today issued guidance to primary care professionals on how to address the health needs of patients ordinarily resident in Ukraine who have arrived in the UK in response to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Arrivals will usually be under the...

By |April 5th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Arrivals from Ukraine: advice for primary care

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...

By |March 30th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Patient satisfaction survey: three mandatory topics for 2022/23

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...

By |March 30th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Ongoing access for pharmacy staff to C-19 testing confirmed

Pharmacy Collect: update for contractors

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 21st February 2022 and the publication of the Government policy document – COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 – free COVID-19 mass testing will end from 1st April 2022. This means the last day on which the Pharmacy Collect service will operate will be 31st March 2022. PSNC, the UK Health Security...

By |February 24th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Pharmacy Collect: update for contractors