December 21, 2017
The final price concessions for items dispensed in November have now been published. The list was not as hoped for and we would urge contractors to continue reporting medicines supply issues to PSNC via the links at the bottom right-hand corner of their website (http://psnc.org.uk). PSNC need extensive, robust evidence of the problems this is causing pharmacies and patients for their ongoing negotiations with the Department of Health.
Information for patients/customers
Pharmacies may find this information sheet (NHS Medicines Supply Issues) helpful when advising patients about medication shortages or changes due to the ongoing issues with supply. It explains why medication may look different or why pharmacies may not have been able to obtain medicines as usual.
Information for local prescribers and medicines groups
We have produced a briefing note for the Devon Local Medical Committee and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) about the issues you are currently facing.