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PSNC launches Value of Pharmacy Animation 

PSNC has launched a video animation showcasing the important work that community pharmacies do and explaining how, with sustainable funding and ongoing support from Government, their role could be developed further. The animation has been developed to support PSNC’s conversations with external audiences, to help raise awareness of the value of pharmacy services, and how...

9 hours ago

Have you submitted your C-19 test distribution service weekly data?

Contractors who have signed up to provide the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service are reminded of the need to record the following information on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by close of business on the pharmacy's last trading day of the week:  Test kits received from wholesalers When contractors receive...

14 hours ago

NHSE&I confirm intention to delegate pharmacy commissioning to ICS

In a letter issued to the leads of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) this afternoon, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed their plans to delegate the responsibility for the commissioning of primary care services, including pharmaceutical services, to ICS. Read the NHSE&I letter This means that, subject to the will of Parliament, the activities...

1 day ago



If you are not currently using NHSmail or are unsure of how to access it, PSNC have guidance here.


NHSmail imperative to your business moving forward as commissioners and NHS England will be using NHSmail as their preferred method of communication in future. 



Opening NHSmail Attachments

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has had reports that some pharmacies are not able to open attachments sent via NHSmail. If you are unable to open attachments when using NHSmail and seeing the message ‘You don't have permission to download files’, you need to log out of your account and log in again. When you log in you will see a tick box below your log in details which says, ‘This is a private computer’. If you tick this box and then log in, you should then be able to open the attachments.


NHS Digital has provided the following background (November 2020)
Pharmacy are classed as Joint Data controllers and the tick only relates to when it’s a public shared computer (so no downloads) and not one that is under the governance and control of an organisation or in this case community pharmacists.  If all staff have access to the shared mailbox and that’s the front door for all emails, then they should be covered to see all information sent to the site.