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PSNC Video Message from CEO Simon Dukes

PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes has recorded a new video message for community pharmacy contractors and their teams. In the video Simon reflects on the extraordinary year just passed and looks to the challenges ahead, noting in particular the stoicism and commitment of community pharmacy teams and calling for an end to the slow responses...

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January 2021 Price Concessions 1st Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets 10 £3.85 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £8.68 Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.39 Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.99 Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £6.10 Enalapril 20mg tablets 28...

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Discharge Medicines Service Toolkit published

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have today (15th January 2021), published the NHS Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Toolkit for Pharmacy Staff in Community, Primary and Secondary Care. The toolkit aims to assist and support cross sector implementation of the DMS as an Essential service in all NHS community pharmacies in England. It sets out...

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Advanced Services

The PSNC website includes details for the Advanced Services and can be accessed here: 

Community pharmacies can choose to provide any of the Advanced Services within the NHS community pharmacy contract services as long as they meet the requirements set out in the Secretary of State Directions.


Click on the following links for these Advanced Services: 

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Flu Vaccination Service 

Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service


Medicines Use Review (MUR), New Medicine Service (NMS), Appliance Use Review (AUR) and Stoma Appliance Customisation (SAC) services 

Information can be found below.



Medicines Use Review (MUR) and Prescription Intervention Service

The PSNC website includes details of the Medicines Use Review Service and can be accessed here:



Referral for New Medicine Service Template

The following templates can be used by prescribers to refer patients for an NMS. 

Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed Hypertension Medicine - Leeds

Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed Hypertension Medicine - WY

Template Letter for GP NMS Referral for Patients Newly Prescribed an Anticoagulant 


NMS & MUR Submissions

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) now administers the collection of completed MUR and NMS electronic reporting templates from pharmacy contractors on behalf of NHS England.  Pharmacy contractors will no longer receive any reminder and will therefore need to remember to submit their completed quarterly MUR and NMS electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA via the Information Services Portal.

For further information please click on the link below:



Secondary Care Referral for Targeted Medicine Use Review and New Medicine Service

Secondary Care Referral Form

Guidance for the use of secondary care referral form  


Provision of advanced services by pharmacy and dispensing appliance contractors.

West Yorkshire Area Team Policy

This policy includes details about the provision of MURs off-site, in patients’ homes and over the telephone.  This is a nationally agreed policy which Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has had no input in to. We will be considering the implications of this policy at our next meeting. 

NHS England policy on advanced services

Forms for completion (PREM2 forms) can be found on the PSNC website by here.

You should send completed forms to your West Yorkshire Area Team contact. These can be found on our website by clicking here.


Appliance Use Review (AUR) and Stoma Appliance Customisation (SAC) Services

The PSNC wevsite includes details for both these services and can be access here: 

Appliance Use Review:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/aurs/

Stoma Appliance Customisation:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/sac/


Last Updated: 11th December 2020