Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - News updates


PhAS list updated following review 

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a new version of the list of community pharmacies eligible for the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS). A review process for the 2022 Scheme approved 43 cases out of 63 applications submitted, bringing the total number of eligible pharmacies to 1,445. Earlier this year, NHS England [...] The post PhAS list updated following review  appeared first on PSNC Website.

Removal of Shielded Patient List and flag within SCR application 

Following the Government’s announcement about the end of national shielding in England, NHS Digital is seeking to undertake a managed closure of the Shielded Patient List. Consequently, the Summary Care Record (SCR) application has been updated: The “COVID-19 Risk Indicators” section has been removed from the “Key Demographic Information” page; and the associated alert has now been [...] The post Removal of Shielded Patient List and flag within SCR application  appeared first on PSNC Website.

NHSE&I Inclusive Pharmacy Practice Bulletin

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), in association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has published its first Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Bulletin. As a member of the IPP Improving Practice and Engagement Group, PSNC has contributed to this issue of the Bulletin, which focuses on how [...] The post NHSE&I Inclusive Pharmacy Practice Bulletin appeared first on PSNC Website.

Over 500 products added to DND list in past 2 years

Following applications made by PSNC to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), a further 9 new products will be classed as ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) from 1 July 2022. This takes the total number of products granted DND status over the past 2 [...] The post Over 500 products added to DND list in past 2 years appeared first on PSNC Website.

Further pause to NMS quarterly data reporting

Community pharmacy contractors are not required to submit their completed New Medicine Service (NMS) summary data to the NHS Business Services Authority for April to June 2022 as this requirement has been postponed again for this quarter. In December, PSNC advised that this requirement, which was suspended during the pandemic, would be re-instated from Quarter [...] The post Further pause to NMS quarterly data reporting appeared first on PSNC Website.

Medicine Supply Notification: Eletriptan (Relpax® ) 20mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Eletriptan (Relpax®) 20mg tablets. MSN/2022/058 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 30th June 2022 Eletriptan (Relpax®) 20mg tablets are out of stock until w/c 1st Aug 2022. Alternative triptans remain available and can support the increased demand. A copy [...] The post Medicine Supply Notification: Eletriptan (Relpax® ) 20mg tablets appeared first on PSNC Website.

C-19 vac autumn booster programme

Key point summary The COVID-19 vaccination draft service specification to support provision of a booster programme in the autumn has been published by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I); The service will be commissioned as a National Enhanced Service (NES)*, with community pharmacy contractors being selected locally to provide the service to meet population needs; [...] The post C-19 vac autumn booster programme appeared first on PSNC Website.

June 2022 Price Concessions Final Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (30/06/2022) granted the following final list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £3.99 Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £11.71 Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £10.21 Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £12.15 Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £3.25 Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 [...] The post June 2022 Price Concessions Final Update appeared first on PSNC Website.

Data Security Toolkit guidance & webinar (30th June deadline is today)

PSNC previously published guidance to help community pharmacy contractors to complete the 2021/22 Data Security and Protection Toolkit. The Toolkit is used to make a pharmacy’s information governance (IG) declaration and must be completed by 30th June 2022. However, PSNC recommends that contractors complete the Toolkit as soon as possible. PSNC has collaborated with NHS Digital [...] The post Data Security Toolkit guidance & webinar (30th June deadline is today) appeared first on PSNC Website.

PSNC and NPA represent UK at World Pharmacy Council

PSNC and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) attended a meeting of the World Pharmacy Council (WPC) last month to discuss developments and innovations in the profession. As part of its annual meeting, WPC representatives from countries including Denmark, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, US and the UK all gave updates on how pharmacy is [...] The post PSNC and NPA represent UK at World Pharmacy Council appeared first on PSNC Website.