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Revised Pharmacy Access Scheme begins

A revised version of the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) began on 1 January 2022. Community pharmacy contractors eligible under the updated criteria will receive the first of the new monthly PhAS payments for the pharmacy, with the January reconciliation payment due on 1st April 2022. Details about the revised PhAS were published in August 2021,...

By |January 5th, 2022|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Revised Pharmacy Access Scheme begins

PSNC submits evidence to parliamentary inquiry

PSNC has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee’s recent inquiry into ‘The future of General Practice’. The committee, chaired by former Health Secretary Jeremey Hunt MP, was interested in hearing from a range of stakeholders about what the Future of General Practice should look like. The committee is seeking...

By |December 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC submits evidence to parliamentary inquiry

Regulatory changes, including the National Enhanced Service

Various amendments to the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) come into force today 21st December 2021 and 1st January 2022, including the introduction of a new type of pharmaceutical service. The new type of Enhanced service is the national Enhanced Service (NES): where NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) commissions an Enhanced service with a service specification that...

By |December 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Regulatory changes, including the National Enhanced Service

PSNC submits response to DHSC consultation on OPD

PSNC has submitted its response to the proposals set out in the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) consultation on Original Pack Dispensing (OPD) and supply of medicines containing sodium valproate. The consultation proposes regulatory changes that would grant pharmacists the flexibility to dispense (up to 10%) more or less than the prescribed quantity...

By |December 16th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC submits response to DHSC consultation on OPD

Contractor Update: PQS deadline extension and further measures

PSNC has reached agreement with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on a number of measures to help ease the immediate pressures on community pharmacies.  Recognising the current challenges being experienced by pharmacies and the contribution of the pharmacy workforce to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, it has been agreed that:  ...

By |December 15th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Contractor Update: PQS deadline extension and further measures