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  • NHS England have approved the patient group direction (PGD) for use by community pharmacy contractors during the forthcoming flu vaccination season. The PGD is now available to download from their website. Its publication follows that of the service specification earlier in the week. Download the NHS Flu Vaccination PGD Work to finalise the national protocol […]
  • Update 19/08/2022 – The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Combisal®125mcg/25mcg inhalers (SSP034). SSP034 for Combisal®125mcg/25mcg inhalers was previously expected to expire on 19 August 2022 but the end date has been further extended to Wednesday 28 September 2022. In response to a […]
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (19/08/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price concession Aciclovir 800mg tablets 35 £3.21 Atenolol 100mg tablets 28 £0.79 Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £2.33 Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.43 Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £14.33 Methocarbamol 750mg tablets 100 £13.62 Prasugrel 10mg […]
  • Pharmacist Support is relaunching the ACTNow campaign, which helps pharmacists and pharmacy teams to prioritise their wellbeing. Community pharmacists and their teams are under more pressure than ever before as staff shortages, demand for services and advice, and wider workload and funding issues all take their toll. In a recent Workforce Wellbeing survey, nine out […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued an update to the medicine supply notification for Voriconazole (VFEND®) 40mg/ml powder for oral suspension issued on 25 March 2021. MSN/2021/016U Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 17th August 2022 Voriconazole 40mg/ml powder for oral suspension is out of stock until late August 2022. […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Acebutolol (Sectral®) 100mg and 200mg capsules and 400mg tablets. Update to MSN/2021/051 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 17th August 2022 Following discontinuation of acebutolol (Sectral®) 100mg capsules, Neon Healthcare have now discontinued 200mg capsules and 400mg tablets, with […]