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Reminder: Updated prescription sorting and FP34C submission requirements

Many changes were implemented to the Drug Tariff from October 2021. Pharmacy contractors and their teams should familiarise themselves with the below and adjust their processes where required. Earlier advance payments for all contractors From November 2021, all contractors can access advance payments around 20 days earlier by submitting your FP34Cs using the Manage Your...

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Share your views on Pharmacy IT infrastructure 

PSNC, working with the Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG), launched a survey to gather feedback about community pharmacy IT infrastructure. This survey will help shape the digital priorities of the CP ITG and system suppliers going forward. The survey should only take around 5-10 minutes to complete and all community pharmacy contractors are invited...

By |October 20th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Share your views on Pharmacy IT infrastructure 

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...

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments Guidance for LPCs

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs) were first drafted by primary care trusts in 2005 following the introduction of the, then, new community pharmacy contractual framework. The briefing below provides updated guidance on PNAs for LPC Chief Officers and their teams. PSNC Briefing 045/21: Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments Guidance for LPCs Note: To access this briefing, you will...

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NHSE&I announces support for community pharmacy integration

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have announced funding for Integrated Care System (ICS) based community pharmacy integration leads. Money from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) will be used to fund the leads for two years, from 2022/23. These leads will be instrumental in spearheading the implementation of community pharmacy services locally and help support...

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