Friday Letter 26/07/2019

Friday 26th July 2019

The five-year CPCF settlement

On Monday, 22nd July, the new pharmacy contract was published.

Entitled the The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24: supporting delivery for the NHS Long Term Plan, the document is available below, we advise that you familiarise yourself with the content.

Click here to view the document

PSNC have produced useful guidance for pharmacies to assist them with understanding the new CPCF, click here to view on the PSNC website.


The new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

As part of the recent 5-year CPCF, the above was announced by DHSC for patients with minor health issues to be offered same-day appointments at their local pharmacy.

The new NHS community pharmacist consultation service will offer local pharmacy appointments to anyone calling NHS 111 about minor conditions such as earache or a sore throat. If testing is successful, GPs and A&E will also start to refer patients to the service over the next five years. The new service could see millions of appointments being provided by community pharmacists, relieving pressure on the wider NHS.


Free 10 Minute Shake Ups resources available | PHE

Change 4 life launches the 10 minute shake up campaign earlier this month, aimed at keeping children busy over the summer with Disney.

Campaign materials are now available to order on PHE’s website


PSNC Appoints a new chair

Sue Killen has been appointed as non-executive Chair of PSNC and will take post from 1st September 2019.

Click here for more information


Pharmacy closures due to fire

Following the first in Walthamstow Mall this week, two of the pharmacies in our area will be closed until further notice.

  • Boots the Chemist, The Mall, 21 Selbourne Walk, Walthamstow, E17 7JR
  • Superdrug Pharmacy, The Mall, 6 Selborne Rd, Walthamstow, E17 7JR


Drug Alerts

FMD Alert: Class 2, 25th July 2019

It has come to light that some medicines have been taken out of the regulated medicines’ supply chain during distribution and later re-introduced. Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed  that these medications were stored and transported correctly.

Please ensure you familarise yourself with the details of the effected medicines in order to identify and quarantine them if necessary.

Click here for more details

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Bisacodyl 5mg Gastro-Resistant tablets

This recall is due to mould sticking packets together, please familiarise yourself with effected batches and take the appropriate action.

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Bisacodyl 5mg Gastro-Resistant tablets


Price Concessions July 2019

The final price concessions for July 2019 have been granted.

Click here to view on the PSNC website

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