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Friday Letter 15/03/2019

Friday 15th March 2019

Update Presentation from 14/03/2019

Please see the following presentation from our contractor meeting last night, with slides for LPC updates and reminders for pharmacies.

Community pharmacy funding: interim arrangements agreed — NHS Networks

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have agreed provisional arrangements for the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF) due to take effect from April 2019. 

The CPCF sets out the terms for the provision of NHS pharmaceutical services in England. CPCF funding is given through fees and allowances paid to pharmacy contractors.

The financial arrangements will continue until negotiations on the framework end.

Care Performance across England | Independent Age

The following report from Independent Age, published March 2019, looking at the performance of Care homes in different areas of England, and the country as a whole, over the past year (2017-18).

Click here to view

Thousands set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under new NICE guidance | NICE

Published March 2019, NICE has released a draft update to guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment or high blood pressure. This draft update is open for public consultation.

This consultation is set to close on 23rd April 2019, with the expected final publication to be available in August.

Click here for the draft document and to contribute to the consultation.

CPD – Inspect The Uninspected

Free CPD training from Perrigo in Ilford, May 9th 2019. This CPD session is an update regarding the planned changes due to be made to how GPhC inspects pharmacies, following their recent announcement.

Please see the following flyers for more information and details on how to register your place.

Misuse of OTC medicines (UK) – Purple Drank

NPA has issued advice and guidance on the potential misuse of ‘Purple Drank’ a potentially harmful cocktail of OTC medicines including.

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