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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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Corticosteroids: rare risk of central serous chorioretinopathy with systemic and local administration

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued advice on the risk of central serous chorioretinopathy. This has been associated with systemic use of corticosteroids but recently it has also been reported after local administration of corticosteroids via inhaled, intranasal, epidural, intra-articular, topical dermal and periocular routes. The MHRA is advising healthcare professionals...

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CPPE launches New Medicine Service e-course

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched an e-course which will enable learners to gain the key knowledge, skills and behaviours to support delivery of the New Medicine Service (NMS) and to ensure they are delivering a patient-centred, high-quality service. The course will give pharmacy professionals the opportunity to learn in live online...

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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.