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Ramadan – coronavirus resources for pharmacy teams

Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not...

14 hours ago

Ask PSNC: FAQs on the C-19 test distribution service

The Services Team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service. Below are some of the questions asked this week. Q. If I supply as one transaction, four boxes of test kits to a person requesting kits for four people, do I get paid four transaction...

21 hours ago

COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert: inhaled Budesonide for adults with COVID-19

This afternoon (12th April 2021), a CAS alert has been issued containing guidance for prescribers in primary care and community pharmacies in relation to the therapeutic use of inhaled budesonide in adults (50 years and over) with COVID-19. This follows the recent announcement of the interim results from the National Institute for Health Research supported...

1 day ago

New Medicine Service (NMS)

 The PSNC website includes details for the New Medicine Service (NMS) and can be accessed here: https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced-services/nms/.

 

  

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 Referral Letter - All NMS Groups

NMS Referral Letter - Diabetes

NMS Referral Letter - Respiratory Asthma

NMS Referral Letter - Respiratory COPD

 

 

NMS Submissions

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) now administers the collection of completed 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 NMS electronic reporting templates to the NHSBSA via the Information Services Portal.

For further information please click on the link below:

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/5539.aspx  

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 12th April 2021