Friday Letter 26/06/2020

Friday 26th June 2020 Shielding Patient Letters Please be reminded of the following Shielding patient letters with an update on the relaxation of lockdown rules for those Shielding over the coming months. Supply Disruption Alert: Phenelzine Sulphate 15mg tablets (Nardil®) The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS…

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Friday Letter 19/06/2020

Friday 19th June 2020 Contractor Representation review – Findings published The findings of Professor Wright and his team following their independent pharmacy representation review have been published. 33 recommendations have been made, PSNC have summarised the key points as follows: Improving engagement with and reflection of the views of contractors…

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Friday Letter 12/06/2020

Friday 12th June 2020 Thank you letter from Mayor John Briggs Please see the following thank you letter to local community pharmacies from Tower Hamlets mayor John Briggs, for tha fantastic work you have all undertaken to support residents through the COVID-19 pandemic. Minimising nosocomial infections in the NHS If…

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Friday Letter 05/06/2020

Friday 5th June 2020 Reminder: Extension of SSP Extension of SSP for Fluoxetine 10mg Please be reminded that the SSP for Fluoxetine 10mg has been extended. The following is sent on behalf of DHSC. Due to ongoing supply issues, the Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 10mg tablets which was introduced…

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Friday Letter 29/05/2020

Friday 29th May 2020 8th May Bank Holiday Claims – Now open! The window for claiming payment for opening on the Early May Bank Holiday (Friday 8th May) is now open. Contractors must submit their claim for the £250 per hour payment using the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal between…

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Friday Letter 22/05/2020

Increase of Category M Reimbursement Prices Category M reimbursement prices are being increased by £15 million per month from 1 June 2020. Details can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority website.  Urgent action required: SSPs issued for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules Due to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of…

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