Latest PSNC News

  • PSNC is increasingly hearing from pharmacy teams who are struggling to cope with ongoing financial and operational pressures, and who are concerned about the impact that the strain on the sector will ultimately have on patients.   We are continuing to raise this with policy-makers, making clear the consequences that their decisions are having. To further support those discussions,...
  • NHS Digital is improving the Summary Care Record (SCR) Alert Viewer and is welcoming views from community pharmacy SCR Governance Persons. Participants will be able to feed back remotely or join a 10-minute call at a convenient time. To volunteer for one of these interviews please complete this one-minute registration form.    
  • More than 22 million jabs have been delivered by community pharmacy-led COVID vaccination sites in the past 12 months. Pharmacies have been central to the Government’s COVID response, and the latest figures from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) show just how significant a contribution they have made to the vaccination efforts. As well as the...
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced today (14th January 2022), that community pharmacy contractors can expect to receive more referrals from NHS 111 for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) following a review of the NHS Pathway algorithms. The review was conducted by an expert group of Integrated Urgent Care clinicians and pharmacists and...
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (14/01/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £2.05 Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 30 £2.06 Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 100 £6.87 Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £4.09 Enalapril 5mg tablets 28 £5.87 Fenofibrate micronised 200mg...
  • The Government’s offer of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health and social care staff in England, including community pharmacy teams, has been extended for another year. Following a public consultation, NHS trusts, primary care and adult social care providers will continue to receive COVID-19 PPE free of charge until 31st March 2023 or until...