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Pharmacy CEOs offer support for NHS Assembly

The leaders of five national pharmacy organisations have sought involvement in a new stakeholder forum being created to oversee progress on developing long-term plans for the NHS. At a recent board meeting between NHS England and NHS Improvement, it was announced that an ‘NHS Assembly’ would be created, to include representatives from commissioning bodies as...

55 minutes ago

Ask PSNC: Quality Payments FAQs

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the interim Quality Payments Scheme. Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks. Q. I am in the process of buying a pharmacy; who is responsible for completing the declaration on the NHS BSA website? When a pharmacy has changed ownership during the...

21 hours ago

Class 2 MHRA drug alert – Own-brand children's glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups manufactured by Bell, Sons & Co.

Drug alert number: EL (18) A/10  Date issued: 20th June 2018 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 wholesaler and pharmacy level recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of: Asda Children's Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour; Bell's Healthcare Children's Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup; Morrisons...

1 day ago

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UNLICENSED MEDICINES CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY / CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS

Following discussions between the West Yorkshire CCGs and NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team), it has been agreed that the Area Team no longer wish to receive Certificates Of Conformity from West Yorkshire pharmacies. It is recognised that this is a contractual obligation for pharmacies, however NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) undertake not to apply any contractual sanction in relation to Certificates Of Conformity if pharmacies choose not to send them in.  Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is aware of this agreement.

In making this undertaking, NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) do reserve the right to re-instate the submission of Certificates Of Conformity in the future should any concerns be raised about the quality of medicinal products supplied, or to review those certificates held by any particular pharmacy where issues may occur.