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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

12 hours ago

Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

Summary Care Records

Quality Payments

The latest information regarding SCR requirements to meet the quality criterion can be found on the PSNC website:

http://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/essential-services/quality-payments-use-of-the-nhs-summary-care-record-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 1st February 2017.