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Maggie Throup MP becomes Pharmacy Minister

Maggie Throup MP has been named as the new Minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Her official title is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care. She replaces Jo Churchill MP who moves to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Ms Throup takes over an expanded brief which includes...

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CPCS IT provision: Support for switchover

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have issued further support for the transfer of the cost of Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) IT solutions to pharmacy contractors. Ahead of the switchover coming into effect on 1st April 2022, contractors are encouraged to take action now and plan to sign up to one of four assured...

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CPPE launches Newly qualified pharmacist programme

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched their Newly qualified pharmacist programme, which is now open for applications. The fully funded 12-month programme is open to pharmacists (including locums) who completed pre-registration training in the 2020/21 cohort and are working in independent or small/medium multiple community pharmacies. Applicants must be on the General...

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September 2021 Price Concessions 1st Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Baclofen 10mg tablets 84 £2.34 Olmesartan medoxomil 40mg tablets 28 £9.45 Orlistat 120mg capsules 84 £21.45 Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £4.05 Sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 112 £17.15 Trazodone 50mg capsules 84 £3.59...

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PQS: Patient safety report resource

A new resource to support community pharmacy contractors to complete their patient safety report, a requirement of the ‘Safety report and demonstrable learnings from the CPPE LASA e-learning’ Gateway criterion of the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS), is now available. PSNC has worked with the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group to produce Completing the Patient...

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