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Friday Letter 24/01/2019

Friday 24th January 2019

January 2019 Price concessions

A list of price concessions for January 2019 have been granted and published on the PSNC website. Click here to view

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Macleods Pharma UK Limited – Irbesartan 150mg Film-coated tablets

Macleods Pharma UK Limited is recalling batches from pharmacies as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with N‑nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

Click here for the full alert with information on which batches have been recalled and take the appropriate action in your pharmacy

Update on Vaccine ordering guidance for 2019/2020

Please be reminded that there has been an update from the November 2018 letter on guidance for ordering for next year’s advanced flu vaccination service.

Please click here and read the informtion and new guidance documents in FULL before making ordering decisions for the 2019/2020 scheme.

Note, these changes do NOT affect the current scheme for 2018/19, please continue to vaccinate as usual.

EOI: Leadership opportunities for pharmacists

Following our email last week, we have had an overwhelming number of expressions of interest.

If you have not already done so, Please express your interest to join the Clinical and Leadership Transformation Programme, designed to help you transit from dispensing chemist to a clinically competent and confident pharmacist, so that the details of the programme can be sent to you by mid-February.  

Expression of Interest Link: https://www.nellpc.org.uk/?p=27876

Quality Payments- Guidance and Support

With little over three weeks to go until the February review point, if you are struggling with any of the Gateway or Quality criterion, please complete the form below and specify areas you need help with.

Please complete this form by Thursday 31st January 2019 to ensure the LPC can offer effective support before the review point.

Quality Payments support form: https://www.nellpc.org.uk/?p=27864

Review Point: Friday 15th February 2019

Declaration dates: Monday 4th February – Friday 1st March 2019 (These four weeks are inclusive of a correction period in which those found not to be compliant with gateway criteria have time to correct this

Guidance

NHS England Quality Payments guidance document (Feb 2019): https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/quality-payment-guidance-february-2019-v2.pdf

NEL LPC Quality Payments pages: https://www.nellpc.org.uk/?page_id=18303

PSNC Support:

PSNC recorded webinar for February 2019 Quality Payments

PSNC Quality Payments Evidence checklist (Updated December 2018)

Further PSNC Quality Payment resources

Exceptional Staff Deserve Exceptional Recognition

North East London has some of the best performing community pharmacies. This is down to you and your staff.

How many times do you praise your staff and say thank you to your staff?

How many times do you nominate them for an award?

Training matters is running the Recognition of Excellence Awards 2019. For more details please click on this link: https://www.tmmagazine.co.uk/roe-2019-enter-now

We want to help you say thank you to your staff. So if you want any help in completing your application please contact Marc Krishek in office or email: marc.nellpc@outlook.com

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