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  • 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...
  • Following yesterday’s Government announcement that from next Thursday (27th January 2022) face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places, pharmacy teams are reminded that the UK Health Security Agency’s infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometry practices and community pharmacies to...
  • Health Education England (HEE) has published the results of the community pharmacy workforce survey undertaken in early 2021. Download the 2021 workforce survey report HEE, working with NHS England and NHS Improvement, commissioned the 2021 Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey across England to understand how the size and make-up of the community pharmacy workforce has changed...