Friday 20th December 2019
Christmas Pharmacy Opening times
Please see the latest list of opening times for NEL pharmacies over the upcoming bank holidays.
If you have any amendments, please contact the LPC office.
Christmas & New Year opening times 2019/20
December 2019 Price Concessions
Please see the updates Price Concessions for December 2019 on the PSNC website.
SSP02 Fluoxetine 30mg capsules has expired
Please be reminded that SSP02 for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules expired before midnight on Wednesday 18th December 2019.
Fluoxetine 30mg capsules now must be dispensed in accordance with the prescription as the SSP is no longer in use.
PSNC Checklist to support pharmacists with evidence for PQS
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has provided a checklist for pharmacists preparing evidence for the pharmacy quality scheme (PQS).
Contactors may be asked to provide evidence to the NHS Business Services Authority for validation checks, following their PQS declaration.
Please see the following checklist from PSNC to support you with ensuring this evidence is available on request.
Referrals and red flag symptom training: Your CPCS queries answered | Chemist and Druggist
An interview with C+D Andre Yeung from Chemist and Druggist which addresses the most common pharmacy queries on CPCS.
Evorel UK Stock Update from Theramex
Please see the following update regarding HRT Stock Shortages from Theramex
This update was published in November 2019, you may find the information useful.
CPPE COPD upcoming dates
Please see the following dates from CPPE for upcoming courses.
There are to be booked in the usual way through CPPE. For dates that are not yet available for booking, please make note if you are interested.
13th January – Dementia – Wanstead Library (7.30pm -9pm) – Booking ref 49204
19th January – CPCS – all day
24th February – Inhaler techniqe – updated to reflect new guidance – Wanstead Library (7.30pm-9pm) – Booking ref 49205
29th April – COPD – not yet available to be booked – will be Wanstead Library
12th May – Inhaler technique – not yet available to be booked – will be Wanstead Library
Recent drug alerts
Please see the following drug alerts from this week and take the appropriate action in your pharmacy, if you have not done so already.
Hospira UK Limited (Pfizer) is recalling specific batches as a precautionary measure
19 December 2019
Medley Pharma Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of the below products from as a precautionary measure.
16 December 2019
For more information, contact MHRA on firstname.lastname@example.org
Type 2 diabetes survey for Pharmacists
Please lend your support to the University of Huddersfield for the following study.
Survey on primary care healthcare professionals’ Type 2 diabetes prescribing practices: https://hud.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fiI8uOY9r6W59z