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PSNC Appeal in the Judicial Review case: contractor summary

Over the last two days, 22nd and 23rd May 2018, PSNC has been in the Royal Courts of Justice appealing Mr Justice Collin's Judgment in the Judicial Review case relating to the funding reductions and changes imposed on community pharmacies. The Appeal was heard by three Court of Appeal Judges – Lord Justice Irwin, Lord...

6 hours ago

MHRA Drug Safety Update – May 2018

Date Issued: 24th May 2018 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 11, Issue 10, March 2018) has been published and includes articles on: Valproate medicines (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): Pregnancy Prevention Programme materials online ; Braltus (tiotropium): risk of inhalation of capsule if placed in the mouthpiece of the inhaler;...

7 hours ago

GDPR update: Notifying the ICO about DPOs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect tomorrow (25th May 2018), but PSNC has received reports that community pharmacy contractors have been finding it difficult to get through to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via its helpline and that the ICO website is also unavailable. As stated in the Community Pharmacy...

10 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.