Friday Letter 19/07/2019

Friday 19th July 2019

Category M price increase

It has been confirmed by DHSC that, from August 2019, Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15M a month.

The single activation fee will also rise to $1.27, an increase of a penny.

It is hoped that these changes will provide some relief to contractors experiencing cash flow issues.

For more detail, please see the PSNC website.


July Price Concessions 2019

The first list of Price Concessions for July 2019 have been granted.

Click here to view on the PSNC website


Community Pharmacy Update

The NHS London Region Team has produced the following update document for all NEL Community Pharmacists. This document covers the following:

  • Payment issues
  • Flu
  • Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems
  • Enhanced Service update
  • Market Entry



The North East London LPC will be holding their annual AGM next Wednesday.

Primary Care Networks update session will also be held before for all pharmacists.

Note: The AGM session is for contractors or official contractor representatives only, any other pharmacy staff wishing to attend the PCN session must leave at 8:30pm.

Please indicate your intention to attend on each session on the registration forms. Those who have already registered will be automatically registered on both sessions.

Date: Wednesday 24th July 2019

Venue: Epping Forest Hotel, 30 Oak Hill, Woodford Green, London IG8 9NY

Session timings:

  • 19:00 – 19:45 Registration & Food
  • 19:45 – 20:30 Primary Care Networks
  • 20:35 – 21:30 EGM & AGM Report 2019 –Contractors and official contractor representatives only



Take part in the 2019 RPS membership survey, your views count! | RPS

The RPS are holding a membership survey, facilitated by Chryalis research.

If you are a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, please complete see the following email and give your views.

Chrysalis Research, an independent research agency is carrying out research with RPS members. As part of this research, we are inviting you to complete an online survey so you can contribute your views on the RPS.

Your response is important; by telling us about the things that matter to you, you can help the RPS better represent and support you and your fellow members.

As a thank you for taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher. There will be four prizes in total. See here for terms and conditions that apply.

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and is completely confidential.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey.  By clicking on the link you agree to participate in the survey, and agree to your data being used as set out below, and in our privacy notice.

Please click here to start the survey

Your personal details will be held securely and will not be kept any longer than 12 months after the completion of the research project. We will not pass on your contact details to anyone else and we will not re-contact you about any reason apart from any follow-up research activity that you can agree to participate in (and be contacted about separately) at the end of the survey, or if you are the prize draw winner.  

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me at Chrysalis Research, 0117 230 9933 or

Alternatively, you can send an email to


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