Friday Letter 31/07/2020

Friday 31st July 2020 July 2020 Price Concessions The final update for June 2020 price concessions have been granted by DHSC. Click here to view on the PSNC website DHSC announces addition eligible groups – National immunisation scheme On Friday 24th July, DHSC announced an expansion to the groups eligible…

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Friday Letter 24/07/2020

Friday 24th July 2020 June 2020 Price Concessions The first list of Price Concessions or June 2020 has been granted. Click here to view on the PSNC website. Recall reminder – Masks: type IIR from Cardinal Health Please be reminded that Type IIR Masks from Cardinal Health have been recalled….

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Friday Letter 17/07/2020

Friday 17th July 2020 PQS Part 1 for 2020/21 confirmed Part one of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2020/21 has been announced. There are 14 actions set out in the ‘Part 1 Essential Checklist’ which all relate to your response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, should you meet all the requirements you…

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Friday Letter 10/07/2020

Friday 10th July 2020 COVID-19 – Individual risk assessments surveys during July 2020 NHSE&I announced the need for NHS Providers to undertake staff risk assessments, this includes Community Pharmacy. Risk assessments for all pharmacy staff must completed by 24th July 2020, with online submissions made at BOTH of the upcoming…

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Friday Letter 03/07/2020

Friday 3rd July 2020 June 2020 Price Concessions The final list of price concessions for June 2020 has been published. Please click here to review Pandemic Medicines Delivery Service Update Following the announcement of the extension to the Pandemic Delivery Service, please see the attached official notification letter and service…

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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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