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Minister Maria Caulfield thanks pharmacies for pandemic work

PSNC this week had an introductory meeting with new pharmacy Minister, Maria Caulfield MP, at which the ongoing challenges facing the sector as well as future opportunities for pharmacy businesses were considered. The Minister asked PSNC to convey her thanks to all pharmacies for the work done by the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients,...

By |November 19th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Minister Maria Caulfield thanks pharmacies for pandemic work

DHSC responds to the 2016 hub and spoke consultation

Today, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its response to the 2016 hub and spoke consultation, which aims to provide a better understanding of the reasons why it did not pursue this policy at that time. The response paves the way for a new 2021 or 2022 hub and spoke consultation, and this is expected following DHSC engagement on...

By |November 11th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on DHSC responds to the 2016 hub and spoke consultation

Department of Health and Social Care consult on Original Pack Dispensing

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has started a consultation on proposals to allow pharmacists to dispense prescription medicines in original packaging. This consultation, which closes on 13th December 2021, proposes changes to the Human Medicines Regulations (HMRs) which would mean: pharmacists have flexibility to dispense (up to 10%) more or less than...

By |November 11th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Department of Health and Social Care consult on Original Pack Dispensing

Primary Care Minister receives flu jab at community pharmacy

The recently appointed Pharmacy Minister, Maria Caulfield MP, received her NHS flu jab at the S.G. Barai Pharmacy in Sutton, Surrey earlier this week. This year has seen record numbers of patients choosing to receive their flu vaccinations in pharmacies, with more than 3.5 million flu vaccinations administered in pharmacies so far – more than...

By |November 10th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Primary Care Minister receives flu jab at community pharmacy

PNA guidance for LPCS published

PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have both published guidance on pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs). The PSNC guidance aims to assist LPCs engagement with the development of PNAs, particularly those who sit on the local authority steering groups established to support the drafting of PNAs. The guidance includes information on the...

By |October 20th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PNA guidance for LPCS published