Friday Letter 28/02/2020

Friday 28th February 2020

Standard Operating Procedure for Coronavirus

A Coronavirus (COVID-19) SOP for community pharmacy has been published by NHS England & Improvement (27th February 2020):

For more advice and support, please see the LPC’s Coronavirus page

Health Living Pharmacy – Mandatory for all pharmacies in 2020/21

Becoming a Healthy Living Pharmacy will be MANDATORY as of April 2020 (for 2020/2021), as agreed in the five year deal.

HLP can now only be done by self-declaration, please see the LPC support page for more information.

CPCS – IT requirements by 1st April 2020

Pharmacies providing the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) must have IT equipment accessible within the consultation room from 1st April 2020.

This is mandatory for all CPCS providing pharmacies

For more information, click here to view PSNC guidance

There is also an upcoming CPCS workshop on Sunday 15th March at the Tomlinson Centre in Hackney E8, easily accessible from NE London (

The workshop can be booked via this link:

CPCF Five-Year Deal Update

PSNC, DHSC and NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced an update on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) five-year deal, following negotiations, Published 23rd February 2020.

Click here to view

Update – Final February price concessions

The final list of price concessions for February 2020 has been confirmed.

Click here to view on the PSNC website

Successful Self Care Aware Consultations

Please see the following Successful Self Care Aware Consultations programme, avalable from e-Learning for Healthcare and HEE.

Click here to view

New FP10 forms and EPS Tokens in circulation

New FP10 forms and EPS Tokens have been put into circulation.

For more information see the PSNC guidance.

New pharmacy referral service to help patients avoid hospital readmission | GOV.UK

Patients who have recently been discharged from hospital will get greater support from local pharmacy teams to manage their medicines. From July, hospitals will be able to refer patients who would benefit from extra guidance around new prescribed medicines to their community pharmacy. 

The NHS discharge medicines service will help patients get the maximum benefits from new medicines they’ve been prescribed by giving them the opportunity to ask questions to pharmacists and ensuring any concerns are identified as early as possible. This is part of the “pharmacy first” scheme to ease wider pressures on A&Es and general practice.

Medicine Recalls this week

Class 4 Drug Alert: Crescent Pharma Ltd and Flamingo Pharma (UK) Ltd, Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets, (EL (20)A/10) updated

4:42pm, 24 February 2020

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Oxylan Prolonged-release tablets, all strengths (oxycodone hydrochloride), (EL (20)/A12)

10:00am, 27 February 2020

Tympanic thermometers – revision of the calibration frequency of Cardinal Health Genius 2 and Genius 3 models

2:00pm, 27 February 2020

Various Olympus duodenoscope models: do not use if elevator wires are frayed or damaged as these may cause lacerations to patients and users

12:01pm, 27 February 2020

If you have any questions about the medical content in this email, contact MHRA on

Opportunity worth considering – Leadership for Personalised Care

Local dates are available in London.

London: 26th February, 4th March, 8th April

Click here for a full overview of the Personalised care programme

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