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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Current Issues

In this section of the site you'll be able to find links to guidance and support on regulatory issues that have the potential to impact on community pharmacists and the community pharmacy network.

Direction of Prescriptions

Click on the link below to for information regarding the issues surrounding the direction of both paper and electronic prescriptions.  



Click on the link below for some Frequently Asked Questions about inducements.




PharmacyOpening a new pharmacy

Click on the link below to locate sources of guidance on establishing a new pharmacy

Opening a new pharmacy

Direct Supply of Appliances and Medicines by PCOs

Click on the link below for more information on the legal issues surrounding the direct supply of appliances and medicines by Primary Care Organisations in England(bypassing the FP10 route). 

PCT direct supply of medicines and appliances


PharmacyAccess to Pharmacies

For information about persons and organisations with powers of entry into a pharmacy please click on the link below:

Access to Pharmacies


Code of practice for the promotion of NHS-funded services

As a result of a consultation in November 2006, the Department of Health has published a Code of Practice for the promotion of NHS-Funded services.

Code of practice for the promotion of NHS-funded services



Criminal Records Bureau checks and the SVGA

Click on the link below for PSNC guidance and policy on CRB checks and  the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006:

PSNC CRB guidance


Support on Current Issues

Pharmacy contractors can obtain support on regulatory issues by contacting PSNC directly