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May 2020 Price Concessions – final update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (29/05/2020) set the FINAL price concessions for May 2020. The new additions to the May 2020 price concession list are below: Drug Pack size Price Concession Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £6.87 Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70ml £8.60 Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £13.62 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules...

4 hours ago

PSNC considers next steps for the sector at May meeting

The PSNC Committee met virtually last week, holding detailed discussions on which activities community pharmacies should stop, start or continue to do in the current and coming environment. Immediate priorities such as the NHS Flu Vaccination Service were considered as well as the role that pharmacies could play in future COVID-19 services such as testing....

6 hours ago

Supply Notification: Stanek® (levodopa/ carbidopa/ entacapone) tablets – various strengths – Update

Update – availability now expected to be:  100mg/25mg/200mg – Mid July 2020 150mg/37.5mg/200mg – Early August 2020   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Stanek® (levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone) tablets – various strengths Stanek® tablets (various strengths) are out of stock. The anticipated re-supply dates range between mid June 2020...

6 hours ago

Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF)

The NHS England Area Teams are responsible for monitoring community pharmacies compliance with the contractual framework.

Each year as part of the monitoring of the Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework, NHS England will be asking each community pharmacy nationwide to complete a return about current processes and procedures within each pharmacy, declaring how that pharmacy complies (or is working towards complying) with the terms of service in relation to essential and advanced services.

For 2013/14 the NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team have requested that community pharmacies complete a contract assurance self-assessment on PharmOutcomes and submit this to them by the 30th September 2013.

Completion of the CPAF self-assessment is not a mandatory requirement of the Terms of Service.  However the completion and submission of the CPAF self-assessment by pharmacies on PharmOutcomes can streamline the process and in most cases remove the need for a full contract monitoring visit to take place.

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, with PharmOutcomes, have produced a CPAF guide to outline how to access, complete and submit the CPAF assessments.

CPAF - Full Guide

CPAF - Short Guide