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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

May 2013

Pharmacists asked to focus on medicines optimisation
02/05/2013 - Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have today been asked to give their patients more help with their medicines to help improve health outcomes…

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert: Ativan Injection 4mg/ml
02/05/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 4 drug alert for:Ativan Injection 4mg/ml - Pfizer Ltd - EL (13)A/1To view the alert please visit the MHRA website

Vortex price in May Drug Tariff
01/05/2013 - NHS Prescription Services wish contractors to note an incorrect price for the Vortex Spacer in the May edition of the Drug Tariff.Part IXA, under Spacer/Holding…

April 2013

Caldicott IG Review Published
30/04/2013 - Dame Fiona Caldicott has published her independent review of Information Governance within the NHS in England, "Information: To Share or Not to Share?".…

Quintiles audits for adjustment to quota allocations
29/04/2013 - PSNC has been concerned to hear reports from pharmacies that Quintiles have been requesting access to confidential prescriber and sensitive patient data…

EPS Release 2 Troubleshooting Guide
29/04/2013 - The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) - which has taken over the responsibilties previously undertaken by Connecting for Health (CfH) -…

PSNC's Update on NCSO/price concessions
29/04/2013 - PSNC has today issued an update about its ongoing work on price concessions and reminded contractors of the need to challenge suppliers charging prices…

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert: Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injection 1:10,000 1mg/10ml, Amiodarone Injection 30mg/ml, Ephedrine Hydrochloride Injection 3mg/ml
29/04/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 4 drug alert for:Aurum Pharmaceuticals Ltd (trading as Martindale Pharma) - Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injection 1:10,000…

Isosorbide mononitrate update
26/04/2013 - *PSNC has been informed that licensed stock for Isosorbide mononitrate 20mg and 40mg tablets has been released into the market this week.The Department…

MHRA Class 3 Drug Alert: Diazepam 2mg Tablets - Teva UK Ltd
24/04/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 3 drug alert for:Diazepam 2mg Tablets - Teva UK Ltd - EL 13(A)12To view the alert please visit the MHRA website.

Pharmacy must use NHS restructure to remove blocks to progress, PSNC CEO tells conference
24/04/2013 - The “revolutionary changes” being made to healthcare must be used to overcome some of the barriers to the development of community pharmacy…

Community Pharmacy Conference 2013 - Presentations
24/04/2013 - The following are presentations from the morning session of Community Pharmacy Conference held on Wednesday 24th April 2013 in London.Jeannette Howe, Head…

Sertraline price concession announced
23/04/2013 - PSNC has received a significant number of reports from contractors on the availability of both sertraline 100mg and 50mg tablets and now the Department…

HLP evaluation adds to evidence for developed pharmacy role
22/04/2013 - Further evidence of the difference that community pharmacies can make in improving the health and wellbeing of local communities has been published today…

Health minister confirms government's vision for community pharmacy
18/04/2013 - Health minister Norman Lamb has confirmed that the government sees a central role for community pharmacy in providing integrated services for patients…

May Part VIIIB Changes
16/04/2013 - Please see the link below for the updated list of Part VIIIB of the DrugTariff (Unlicensed Specials and Imports) which will come into effect on 1 May 2013:http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/3754.aspx

April 2013 Concessions (UPDATED)
16/04/2013 - The following products have been announced as NCSO for the month of April:Indapamide 2.5mg tablets (28) (NEW)The required endorsement must include…

New endorsement quick reference guide published
15/04/2013 - NHS Prescription Services and PSNC have today published the updated version of their joint endorsing guidance document: Alphabetical Guide to Prescription…

PSNC - the word from your committee members
12/04/2013 - This month Garry Myers, independent contractor, PSNC regional representative for the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, and member of the PSNC Negotiating…

PSNC contractor briefing on the new NHS environment
12/04/2013 - PSNC has published a short briefing document for pharmacy contractors on the reformed NHS, alongside information and templates for LPCs to help them to…

Health Checks off to a great start in reformed NHS
12/04/2013 - Community pharmacy NHS health check services are going well and look set to go from strength to strength in the reformed NHS, LPCs and experts have reported.Health…

New prescription bundle recheck form
11/04/2013 - Following on from the announcement from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) that a form now needs to be filled in to provide an audit trail for…

April CPN is Online
11/04/2013 - The April edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month CPN features:PSNC summary of the new health and care systemNew PharmOutcomes…

Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) published for 2012
09/04/2013 - The Information Centre for Health and Social Care have published the Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) for 2012.The PCA provides details of the number of…

NHS Hints & Tips Newsletter
08/04/2013 - Issue 11 of NHS Prescription Services "Hints & Tips" for dispensing contractors is now available. This edition includes articles on:Changes to…

Price concessions - update
04/04/2013 - The Department of Health set price concessions using information derived from manufacturers and wholesalers.  Where contractors are unable to purchase…

Amdipharm and Mercury Pharma (AMCo) Announce Change in Distribution Arrangements
03/04/2013 - Amdipharm and Mercury Pharma (jointly known as Amdipharm Mercury Company [AMCo]) has announced that with effect from 1 April 2013, all AMCo products…

MHRA Class 2 Drug Alert: Miacalcic 200 IU Nasal Spray Solution
03/04/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for:Miacalcic 200 IU Nasal Spray Solution - Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd - EL 13(A)11To view the alert…

Prescription Charge Card
02/04/2013 - Pharmacies are reminded that an increase of 20 pence to the NHS prescription charge to £7.85 per prescription item came into effect on 1st April…

EPS: The Future of the 'Spine'
02/04/2013 - The NHS contract with BT to provide the Spine ends in April 2014. From September 2013, management of the central EPS system infrastructure will…

A New Patient Exemption - Universal Credit
02/04/2013 - UPDATE: The Department of Health has now decided to only start the Universal Credit scheme in one area in April - Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside. The…

New improved PharmOutcomes launches
02/04/2013 - The new improved PharmOutcomes system (www.pharmoutcomes.org) which provides support for locally commissioned services and contractor assessment of compliance…

March 2013

NMS IT support available from 1st April
28/03/2013 - Health Information Exchange (HIE) and its IT partner for the original PharmOutcomes platform, Crimson, have today reached an agreement on a license which…

The NHS Commissioning Board becomes NHS England
28/03/2013 - NHS’s new national body has had a change of name to NHS England.The organisation, which has until now been known as the NHS Commissioning Board,…

Pharmacy-related changes effective April 2013
28/03/2013 - As a reminder to pharmacy contractors of the changes coming into effect on 1st April 2013, we have summarised them below and each is linked to its relevant…

PSNC emphasises community pharmacy's potential to MPs
27/03/2013 - PSNC emphasises community pharmacy’s potential to MPsPSNC has outlined to MPs how better use of community pharmacies by the NHS could ease pressures…

New Requirements for Pre-Acceptance Waste Audits
27/03/2013 - From 1st October 2010 some producers of healthcare related waste have been required to assess the composition of the waste they produce and inform their…

PSNC highlights role for pharmacy following out-of-hours care concerns
25/03/2013 - PSNC has today emphasised how better use of community pharmacies by the NHS could ease pressures across the health service.The comments followed a report…

Community Pharmacy Conference 2013
22/03/2013 - The Community Pharmacy Conference is at the London Marriot Grosvenor Square hotel on Wednesday 24th April. Registration and exhibition from 9.30am,…

End of Transitional Arrangements for Distance Selling Pharmacies
22/03/2013 - The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012, replaced by The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical…

PSNC - The word from your committee members
20/03/2013 - This month Bharat Patel, independent contractor, LPC co-chair and PSNC regional representative for the East region, talks about the work of the PSNC Negotiating…

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert: Circadin 2mg prolonged-release tablets
20/03/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 4 drug alert for:Circadin 2mg prolonged-release tablets - RAD Neurim Pharmaceuticals EEC Ltd - EL (13)A/10To view the alert…

Basic IT Skills Training: eLearning Available to Pharmacy Staff
20/03/2013 - The IT Skills Pathway was developed to provide an officially recognised route of IT skills learning and certification for the NHS workforce. It has…

April payment dates
20/03/2013 - Usually, pharmacists are paid of the 1st day of the month, unless it falls on a weekend or bank holiday meaning that it is brought forward to the nearest…

NMS granted six month extension
19/03/2013 - The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has agreed to extend funding for the New Medicine Service (NMS) for six months, PSNC can today confirm.This means…

NMS and MUR: Maximising patient value from consultations
19/03/2013 - The analysis of NMS data from PharmOutcomes has demonstrated a positive impact on patient adherence, which of course is a key aim of the service. Improving…

Funding negotiations and changes from April 2013
19/03/2013 - PSNC has today issued an update on its ongoing funding negotiations and highlighted a number of changes being introduced from April that will be important…

PharmOutcomes set to help LPC build on public health service wins
12/03/2013 - Contractors in East Riding are to see all key locally commissioned services continued by the local authority and look set to be able to gather evidence…

March CPN is Online
12/03/2013 - The March edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month CPN features:New NHS Pharmacy RegulationsMaximising Value from MURs and…

March 2013 NCSO/Price concessions (28/3/13 update)
11/03/2013 - The following concessions were agreed for March 2013:Contractors are reminded that NCSO/price concessions agreed with the Department of Health only…

Reminder: IG deadline approaching
11/03/2013 - All NHS providers, including community pharmacies, need to provide information governance assurances to the NHS on an annual basis. This is done through…

EPS: Making your system work for you
07/03/2013 - In developing their systems, pharmacy system suppliers are required to participate in NHS Connecting for Health's 'Common Assurance Process' which…

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert: Cytarabine Injection 100mg/ml (1g/10ml)
06/03/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 4 drug alert for:Cytarabine Injection 100mg/ml (1g/10ml) - Hospira UK Limited - EL (13)A/09To view the alert please visit…

MHRA Class 2 Drug Alert: Montelukast 5mg Chewable Tablets
05/03/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for:Mylan - Montelukast 5 mg Chewable Tablets - EL (13)A/08To view the alert please visit the MHRA…

Oral liquid methadone fee arrangements agreed
05/03/2013 - Endorsing guidance (click for downloadable document)PSNC commentsFAQsFollowing its review of contractor data on methadone fees and supply, PSNC has…

Skinoren 20% Cream - Supply Difficulties (Bayer)
04/03/2013 -  Bayer has advised that there are currently supply difficulties of Skinoren 20% Cream. The manufacturer will provide an update when stock is available.The…

PharmOutcomes supporting contractors
04/03/2013 - - new PharmOutcomes set to help LPC build on public health service wins Contractors in East Riding are to see all key locally commissioned services…

Changes to PharmOutcomes - action required by users
04/03/2013 - PSNC and Health Information Exchange (HIE) announced in November 2012 that they had reached agreement to work in partnership with Pinnacle Health LLP to…

Prescription Charge Rises to £7.85
01/03/2013 - The government has announced an increase of 20 pence to the NHS prescription charge to £7.85 per prescription item. This change will come into effect…

February 2013

Shortage of Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets 10mg, 20mg and 40mg
28/02/2013 - Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Keith Ridge issued a letter on 14th February regarding significant shortages relating to all strengths of Isosorbide Mononitrate…

MHRA alerts Brochlor and Golden eye oint
28/02/2013 - The MHRA have issued Class 2 Drug Alerts (Action Within 48 Hours): Typharm Limited - GoldenEye 0.15% w/w eye ointment - Dibrompropamidine Isetionate -…

Revised MHRA Class 3 Drug Alert: Desloratadine ratiopharm 5mg film-coated tablets (Teva livery)
27/02/2013 - The MHRA have issued a revised version of the class 3 drug alert for:ratiopharm GmbH - Desloratadine ratiopharm 5mg film-coated tablets (Teva livery)…

PSNC highlights key changes for contractors in new pharmacy regulations
26/02/2013 - PSNC has today highlighted key changes that contractors and LPCs will need to be aware of within the newly laid National Health Service (Pharmaceutical…

NCSO/price concession February 2013 (updated 27th)
26/02/2013 - The Department of Health has granted NCSO for the following products:Isosorbide mononitrate 20mg tablets (new)Isosorbide mononitrate 40mg tablets…

Changes to opening hours on pharmacy NHS Choices profiles
25/02/2013 - Community pharmacy contractors have access to manage their NHS Choices profile (see guidance on the NHS choices page). One part of the profile which contractors…

IG 2012/13: Business Continuity Planning Exemption Agreed
22/02/2013 - All NHS providers, including community pharmacies, need to provide information governance assurances to the NHS on an annual basis. This is done through…

Reminder: NHS Choices profile access rights
22/02/2013 - Every pharmacy delivering NHS care in England has a profile presence (mini-website) on the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk). Registration to edit a pharmacy…

Reminder - changes to PharmOutcomes
21/02/2013 - PSNC and Health Information Exchange (HIE) announced in November 2012 that they had reached agreement to work in partnership with Pinnacle Health LLP to…

EPS & the NHS Re-organisation
21/02/2013 - PCTs currently undertake a range of tasks that support pharmacies in accessing and using national NHS IT applications. On the 1st April 2013, responsibility…

Change in how the prescription bundle rechecking system operates
21/02/2013 - The NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) has advised that there have been some changes in the way in which its prescription pricing rechecking system…

PSNC - the word from your committee members
20/02/2013 - This month, Mark Burdon, independent contractor and PSNC regional representative for the North Eastern region, talks about his time on PSNC and some of…

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert: Dexamfetamine Sulphate 5mg Tablets
20/02/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 4 drug alert for:Dexamfetamine Sulphate 5mg Tablets - Auden Mckenzie Ltd - EL (13)A/05To view the alert please visit the MHRA…

NHSmail User? Transfer of LOA Responsibility to the NHS CB
20/02/2013 - From 1st April 2013, enabling access to NHSmail and administration of password re-sets will be the responsibility of the NHS Commissioning Board through…

Aston research gives insights into medicines adherence problems
18/02/2013 - As many as one quarter to a third of Birmingham patients with dyslipidaemia, type 2 diabetes or hypothyroidism may not be adherent to their long-term medication,…

February CPN is Online
12/02/2013 - The February edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month CPN features:Funding negotiationsChanges to PharmOutcomesNHS 111To download…

Francis report makes patients the priority for all healthcare professionals
08/02/2013 - This week the final report of the public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, chaired by Robert Francis QC, was published.The Francis…

Warning - false invoices fraud
08/02/2013 - The Drug Tariff Part VIIIB sets out the arrangements for claiming payment for specials. For those products listed in Part VIIIB, the pharmacy will receive…

NHS Hints & Tips Newsletter
06/02/2013 - Issue 10 of NHS Prescription Services "Hints & Tips" for dispensing contractors is now available. This issue contains articles on:Payment to take…

Company-led drug recall: Fosavance - B&S Healthcare
05/02/2013 - The MHRA have posted a company-led drug recall notice on their website for:Fosavance - 1x4 containing 70mg alendronic acid and 140mcg colecalciferol -…

Dispensing KerraMax and KerraMax Care
05/02/2013 - It has come to PSNC's attention that there is some confusion over the change of a listing for an appliance in the Drug Tariff.The product KerraMax…

Change4Life Alcohol campaign
05/02/2013 - Change4Life is promoting healthy drinking behaviour and Don’t let drink sneak up on you is an ongoing campaign which is being promoted during…

January 2013

Funding negotiations update to contractors
31/01/2013 - PSNC has announced that it is unlikely to finalise funding negotiations in the immediate future as it continues its work to secure a multi-year funding…

PSNC contractor representatives comment on funding negotiations
31/01/2013 - PSNC committee members and subcommittee chairs comment on the announcement that PSNC is unlikely to finalise funding negotiations in the immediate…

MHRA Class 3 Drug Alert: Gygel Contraceptive Jelly - Nonoxinol-9
30/01/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 3 drug alert for:Marlborough Pharmaceuticals Ltd - Gygel Contraceptive Jelly - Nonoxinol-9 - EL (13)A/03To view the alert…

NCSO/price concession January 2013 (updated 30th January)
30/01/2013 - January 2013The Department of Health has granted the NCSO/price concessions to the following products:NCSOTemazepam 10mg tablets Temazepam 20mg tabletsTrazodone…

South of England contractors take part in live funding webinar
30/01/2013 - Contractors across the south of England received a funding update and had a chance to put their questions to PSNC’s Head of Finance in a live webinar…

Service promotion posters now available
28/01/2013 - A new set of display posters designed to help promote key pharmacy services to the public can now be downloaded from the PSNC website.The posters were…

Bradford and Airedale pharmacies see EHC service extended
27/01/2013 - Pharmacies in Bradford and Airedale have seen their local NHS emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) service extended to include the option to dispense…

January CPN is Online
25/01/2013 - The January edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month CPN features:Quick Guide to Drug Tariff AppliancesPSNC Member InterviewCommunity…

Dispensing Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% oromucosal solution alcohol free sugar free on a dental prescription (FP10D)
25/01/2013 - Following the deletion of Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% oromucosal solution alcohol free sugar free from the Dental Formulary (Part XVIIA of the Drug Tariff)…

Interested in acting as an RA?
22/01/2013 - Following a change to policy to permit non-NHS organisations to host Registration Authorities (RA) for the issue of smartcards, information…

Pharmacy Finance Scheme further details released
22/01/2013 - Information on the government’s Pharmacy Finance Scheme, which will enable pharmacy contractors to receive earlier payment for prescriptions dispensed,…

Incorrect list price of Phenytoin capsules with AAH
22/01/2013 - PSNC has highlighted a pricing error at AAH with all strengths of Phenytoin capsules for the months of November, December and January. The listed prices…

MHRA Class 2 Drug Alert: Tredaptive modified-release tablets
21/01/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for:Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd - Tredaptive modified-release tablets - Nicotinic acid and Laropiprant -…

PSNC Chief Executive delivers UCL School of Pharmacy Lecture
18/01/2013 - PSNC Chief Executive Sue Sharpe last night (January 17th) delivered the 2013 UCL School of Pharmacy Lecture, setting out a vision for the NHS in which…

Pharmacy Bodies Respond to NHS CB IG Toolkit Consultation
15/01/2013 - PSNC, Pharmacy Voice and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have jointly responded to an NHS Commissioning Board review of the NHS Information Governance…

Tredaptive 1000mg/20mg modified-release tablets - Availability suspended
14/01/2013 - MSD have announced the company is taking steps to suspend the availability of Tredaptive 1000mg/20mg modified-release tablets worldwide.MSD is recommending…

Yellow Card support now available
14/01/2013 - A crib sheet designed to help pharmacy staff reporting possible adverse reactions to medicines to the MHRA is now available to download.The guide can be…

PSNC - the word from your committee members
14/01/2013 - In the first of a new series designed to help you find out more about PSNC committee members, Raj Patel of Hollowood Chemiststalks about what it’s…

Branded Medicine Supply Problems Best Practice Guidance Launched
11/01/2013 - Update 3rd February 2011: Best practice guidance for ensuring the efficient supply and distribution of medicines to patients has, today, been jointly…

MHRA Class 2 Drug Alert: Vimpat 150mg Tablets
08/01/2013 - The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for:Vimpat 150mg Tablets (Lacosamide) - OPD Laboratories Ltd - EL (13)A/01To view the alert please…

PSNC committee member recognised in New Year honours
03/01/2013 - PSNC committee member Raj Patel has been recognised in the New Year honours list for his services to pharmacy.Raj, who is an independent contractor and…

Are you Registered to Manage your NHS Choices Profile?
03/01/2013 - Every pharmacy delivering NHS care in England has a profile presence (mini-website) on the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk). Registration to edit a pharmacy…

January Category M pricelist
02/01/2013 - Contractors are reminded that the new January Category M prices which apply to prescriptions from 1 January 2013 have now come into effect.…

December 2012

Stop Smoking Campaign and Quit Kits 2013
31/12/2012 - The Department of Health has launched a new smoking health harm campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year.The campaign aims to increase awareness…

BSA Accuracy Check Requests
21/12/2012 - Community pharmacy contractors are reminded to consider whether to request accuracy checks from NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) this year as…

Christmas Opening Hours: Manufacturers and Wholesalers
20/12/2012 - Find out when wholesalers and manufacturers are open over 2012 Christmas and early New Year 2013: Wholesaler Christmas Opening Hours 2012Wholesaler…

Endorsement Guidance with December FP34c Submission Document
20/12/2012 - PSNC has been working alongside NHS Prescription Services to produce a joint one page endorsing guide (please note there is information is on both…

The use of antivirals in seasonal flu - NICE guidance triggered
17/12/2012 - A letter has been sent today from the CMO/CPHO informing GPs and community pharmacies that antiviral medicines may now be prescribed for the prophylaxis…

NMS goes international?
16/12/2012 - Last week PSNC hosted a visit from three pharmacists from the Norwegian pharmacy organisation Apokus. This recently formed organisation supports the development…

Changes to Part VIIIB
14/12/2012 - Rosemont Pharmaceuticals has recently launched licensed preparations:Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension sugar freeGabapentin 50mg/ml oral solutionAs…

REMINDER: Prompt Submission of Bundles
14/12/2012 - All pharmacy contractors are reminded of the need to submit their December prescription bundles as promptly as possible.This is to give NHS Prescription…

Mapping the new NHS
14/12/2012 - As the NHS moves to its new structure in April 2013, one of the ways this will impact on community pharmacy relates to how local services are commissioned.…

December NCSO/Price concessions updated
14/12/2012 - December 2012Price concessions- These prices are automatically applied to prescriptions there is no need for any endorsement.Nitrazepam 5mg tablets…

Improved sign-up arrangements for NHS Choices
10/12/2012 - NHS Choices has introduced a new, central sign-up system to give pharmacy contractors easier access to their editable online profiles on NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk).During…

MHRA Class 2 drug alert for Minims Proxymetacaine hydrochloride 0.5%w/v eye drops
10/12/2012 - The MHRA have issued a class 2 drug alert for Minims Proxymetacaine hydrochloride 0.5%w/v eye drops: EL (12)A/36To view the alert please visit the MHRA…

December's CPN is online
10/12/2012 - The December edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month’s CPN features:LPC Conference 2012CIP Error PackageNMS Evaluation…

PharmOutcomes data proves NMS success
05/12/2012 - Evidence taken from the PharmOutcomes platform has proven the impact the New Medicine Service (NMS) is having on medicines adherence and in doing so provided…

LPC notches up key service win following innovative ‘Think Pharmacy’ event
04/12/2012 - Community pharmacy contractors in Manchester have been commissioned by a local clinical commissioning group (CCG) to deliver NHS flu vaccinations to at…

QicScript receives EPS R2 roll-out approval
02/12/2012 - QicScript (Helix Health) has been granted EPS Release 2 roll-out approval. QicScript joins six other pharmacy systems with this status, AAH Proscript…

November 2012

PSNC chief executive delivers annual report to LPCs
30/11/2012 - PSNC chief executive Sue Sharpe has delivered a report to LPCs giving an update on the committee’s work on key topics such as pharmacy funding and…

New improved PharmOutcomes to be launched
28/11/2012 - PSNC and Health Information Exchange (HIE) are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement to work in partnership with Pinnacle Health LLP to…

Deadline approaching for 2011/12 top up payments
23/11/2012 - The deadline to claim a top up payment for Practice Payments or Establishment Payments for the 2011/2012 financial year is approaching. All claims must…

Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
20/11/2012 - Following Rosemont Pharmaceuticals’ recent launch of a licensed preparation of Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free, the Department of…

IG Toolkit Content & Requirements Review
19/11/2012 - The NHS Commissioning Board is reviewing the IG Toolkit. Objectives include:To establish whether the IGT remains fit for purpose in the new landscapeTo…

IG Toolkit: Request for User Feedback
12/11/2012 - The Department of Health's IG Delivery Team has recently started work on the development of the Version 11 release of the Information Governance Toolkit…

21 PCTs to be added to the EPS Authorisation Directions
12/11/2012 - The Department of Health has confirmed that the following 21 PCTs will be listed in the EPS Authorisation Directions as those able to authorise their primary…

November CPN is Online
12/11/2012 - The November edition of PSNC Community Pharmacy News is now available. This month CPN features:Commissioning in the reformed NHS - PSNC…

MHRA Medical Device Alert
08/11/2012 - The MHRA have issued a medical device alert for:Systagenix INADINE® PVP-I non adherent dressing (9.5cm x 9.5 cm) (MDA/2012/076)To view the…