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PPE portal: now live for Community Pharmacy

Today (3rd August 2020) the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that community pharmacies can now order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the online portal in an emergency. The PPE portal had previously only been open to social care and general practice providers to order and receive critical coronavirus (COVID-19) PPE...

13 hours ago

Recently opened pharmacies to receive share of COVID-19 advance sums

Following representations from PSNC, community pharmacies that newly opened (including any changes to ownership, consolidations, mergers etc.) between 1st March 2020 and 30th June 2020 can receive advance funding to help mitigate cashflow issues due to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that, as long as these recently opened pharmacies...

13 hours ago

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Ibuprofen 200mg and 400mg tablets (Aspar Pharmaceuticals) various liveries Drug alert number: EL (20)A/36 Date issued: 03 August 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)...

16 hours ago

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Summary Care Record (SCR) – Myth Buster Briefing 

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has created an SCR Myth Buster Briefing which explains what SCR can, and should, be used for and hopes to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about SCR use.  It also has links to how to get SCR access authorised on your smartcard if this is an issue. 

Summary Care Record (SCR) Myth Buster Briefing – February 2020

 

 

Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

The latest information regarding SCR and the Pharmacy Quality Scheme can be found on the PSNC website here:  https://psnc.org.uk/pharmacy-quality-scheme-demonstrable-access-to-scr/.

 

 

New registration process for access to Summary Care Record

new process has been established for contractors to go live with Summary Care Records (SCR).  A key difference is that staff are no longer required to attend face-to-face training. 

PSNC has updated its SCR implementation checklist to reflect the change and further information, including new online training for SCR Governance Persons (formerly Privacy Officers), is available on NHS Digital's website.

 

 

Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA)

NHS Digital have advised that the web link previously used to complete the Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA) form as part of the SCR requirements has been changed.

With immediate effect the the new link is: 

   https://nhs-digital.citizenspace.com/comms-iau/scr-user-agreement/   

 

 

Last Updated: 16th March 2020