Friday Letter 21/01/2022

Friday 21st January 2022 January 2022 – Updated Price Concessions An updated list of price concessions for January 2022 has been granted by DHSC. Click here to view on the PSNC website Weight Management Health Campaign 2022 begins The Better Health Weight Management campaign has begun and will run until…

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Friday Letter 07/01/2022

Friday 7th January 2022 – Happy New Year! December 2021 – Final Price Concessions The final list of price concessions for December 2021 has been granted by DHSC. Click here to view on the PSNC website Updated UK Health Security Agency guidance on NHS staff, student and volunteer self-isolation and…

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Friday Letter 17/12/2021

Friday 17th December 2021 Extention – Serious Shortage Protocol – Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg Serious Shortage Protocol currently in effect for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg (SSP014) is being varied to extended until Friday 14 January 2022. This SSP was previously scheduled to end on Monday, 20th December. Click here to view SSP014…

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Friday Letter 10/12/2021

Friday 10th December 2021 Reminder: Mandatory face coverings reintroduced Following recent changes to regulations, the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops is again mandatory. This includes Community Pharmacies. Pharmacy contractors can continue to order face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge from the Government’s PPE…

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Friday Letter 03/12/2021

Friday 3rd December 2021 SSP014 – Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg Pharmacies are reminded that as of 26th November 2021, a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP014) has been issued for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg. SSP014 enables community pharmacists to supply patients with 1 x sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablet. If you have not already done…

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Friday Letter 19/11/2021

Friday 19th November 2021 New SSP issued for Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablets As of yesterday, 18 November 2021, due to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablets, a Serious Shortage Protocol – SSP013 – has been issued by the DHSC. SSP013 provides that for every Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablet…

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Friday Letter 12/11/2021

Friday 12th November 2021 Community Pharmacy – Mandated Health Campaigns for 2021/2022 NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have agreed the national health campaigns, which community pharmacy contractors must participate in, covering the remainder of 2021/22. The campaigns are: Health campaign Campaign sponsor…

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Friday Letter 05/11/2021

Friday 5th November 2021 October 2021 Price Concessions Final Update The final list of Price concessions for October 2021 has been published. Click here to view on the PSNC website. Community Pharmacy access to centrally supplied flu vaccines The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance on…

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Friday Letter 22/10/2021

Friday 22nd October 2021 October 2021 Price Concessions DHSC have granted an updated list of price concessions for October 2021. Click here to view on the LPC website Reminder: Upcoming deadline for claiming Aspiration Payments The deadline for community pharmacy contractors to claim for an Aspiration payment is next week, Friday 29th…

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Friday Letter 01/10/2021

Friday 1st October 2021 September 2021 Price Concessions DHSC has granted the final list of price concessions for September 2021. Click here to view on the PSNC website. Frontline primary care staff added to Flu Advanced service on 29th September, NHSE&I confirmed that additional funding has been made available to…

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