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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Press Releases

A selection of recent press releases can be downloaded (in PDF format) from this section of the site.

Recent Press Releases

January 2013

Joint PNA guidance for local authorities issued

CPO review and APPG meeting must promt progress on decriminalisation, say pharmacy bodies

Service promotion posters now available

December 2012

Improved sign up arrangement to access pharmacy profiles on NHS Choices

PharmOutcomes data proves New Medicine Service success

LPC notches up key service win following innovative 'Think Pharmacy' event 

November 2012 

PSNC meets with buying group representatives

October 2012 

Better use of pharmacists needed to make $500 billion savings globally, IMS says

September 2012

New Medicine Service (NMS) provided by 83% of community pharmacies

People with asthma benefit from medicine reviews delivered by pharmacists

Patient benefits from respiratory MURs scheme confirmed

Interim funding arrangements to be introduced from October 2012

PSNC calls on Jeremy Hunt to ensure pharmacy's potential is realised

Relief for Essential Small Pharmacies

Local Professional Networks a chance to put pharmacists at the heart of commissioning, say pharmacy bodies

Related document: LPN brief for pharmacy professionals

PSNC response to new supply shortages research

 July 2012

PSNC responds to the Electronic Prescription Service interim evaluation report

 May 2012

NHS Information Strategy: PSNC response

PSNC on medicine shortages

PSNC responds to GMC prescribing errors study

 April 2012

Survey shows New Medicine Service joining up care 

PSNC response to TPA criticism of MURs

Changes to the Community Pharmacy New Medicine Service (NMS) payment structure announced 

March 2012

Minor Ailments Service for Wales

February 2012

PSNC gives evidence to MPs on medicines shortages

January 2012

PSNC joins pharmacy bodies in call for decriminalisation in medicines consultation 

Patients to benefit as new processes help pharmacists know if prescriptions have changed while in hospital


Archive Press Releases

Click on the link below to view press releases issued during previous years:

Press Release Archive: 2011

Press Release Archive: 2010

Press Release Archive: 2009

Press Release Archive: 2008

Press Release Archive: 2007