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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP08

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg (SSP08). SSP08 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg was previously expected to expire on 22nd January 2021 but the end date has been further extended to 26th February 2021. Please note: expiry dates of an...

By |January 22nd, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP08

CPCS IT support extended until 30th September

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has today (21st January 2021), announced that funding for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) IT systems has been extended for an extra six months – until 30th September 2021. Since March 2020, monies from the Pharmacy Integration Fund have been provided to NHSE&I regional teams to fund CPCS...

By |January 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on CPCS IT support extended until 30th September

Pharmacy run COVID-19 vaccination sites target health inequalities

A second wave of community pharmacies have joined the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. The 65 pharmacy-run sites began offering vaccination appointments from 8am today (Thursday 21st January). Playing to the strengths of community pharmacies as socially inclusive healthcare providers, the majority of the sites are in areas where they are best placed to reach groups at...

By |January 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Pharmacy run COVID-19 vaccination sites target health inequalities

PSNC launches GP CPCS animation

PSNC has launched a video animation and infographic explaining how GP practices can refer into the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). The digital explainers have been developed to help describe the GP referral pathway into the CPCS. The animation outlines how referrals work and what pharmacies do with those referrals, as well as the...

By |January 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC launches GP CPCS animation

Supporting pharmacy professionals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

We have issued a joint letter with the UK Chief Pharmaceutical Officers and the PSNI thanking pharmacy colleagues for their ongoing work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

By |January 21st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Supporting pharmacy professionals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic