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  • In response to a significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories, a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) has been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Effective today, 25 January 2022, SSP015 provides that for every Paracetamol 120mg or 240mg suppository originally prescribed, one Paracetamol 125mg or 250mg suppository must...
  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are continuing to deliver stocks of lateral flow device (LFD) test kits to Alliance Healthcare for onward delivery to pharmacies. PSNC has been in regular contact with the UKHSA about the LFD supplies and we have the following update for pharmacy teams. Last week, the UKHSA distributed over 14.5...
  • Community pharmacy contractors and their teams are being asked to take part in PSNC’s latest Pharmacy Advice Audit in w/c 31st January 2022. The audit will once again ask pharmacy teams to record information about the informal healthcare advice that they are giving over the course of a single day (or until a minimum number...
  • This briefing describes how community pharmacy teams can take part in PSNC’s latest audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies. PSNC Briefing 001/22: PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit 2022 – Team Briefing Sheet Related document: 2022 Pharmacy Advice Audit Template If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing...
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that sufficient stock of Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg is now available to meet normal demand. As a result the Serious Shortage Protocol, SSP014 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg expires at 23.59pm on Friday 21 January 2022. After this date, any prescriptions for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg must be dispensed in...
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (20/01/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £4.90 Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £6.15 Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £2.99 Calcium and Ergocalciferol tablets 28 £35.52 Clomipramine 10mg capsules 28 £2.32 Clomipramine 25mg capsules 28 £4.80 Clomipramine...