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COVID-19 vacs: Collaborative working between pharmacy and local football stadium

Contractors who are considering applying to become part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme may be interested in the story of a pharmacy team in Bolton, who are leading a mass vaccination site at the University of Bolton Football Stadium. Whilst only small numbers of community pharmacy-led vaccination sites have been able to open so far,...

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February 2021 CPN magazine published

The February 2021 edition of PSNC’s Community Pharmacy News (CPN) is now available. This issue of CPN features: Funding bids still unresolved; New Government plan for healthcare; Call for new pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination sites; and Dispensing controlled drugs. View our CPN magazine online via the flipbook reader below or download the PDF copy.

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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP08

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg (SSP08). SSP08 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg was previously expected to expire on 22nd January 2021 but the end date has been further extended to 8th March 2021. Please note: expiry dates of an...

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Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)

The Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) becomes a new Essential Service within the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) from Monday 15th February 2021.   See the PSNC DMS page here for further information about this service.


Please find below our DMS Service Summary.

DMS - Service Summary


DMS Worksheet (Word Version)

DMS Worksheet (PDF)

Local NHS Trusts & ODS Codes



Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire has put together a bulletin, detailing the required actions ALL community pharmacy contractors must take to be ready to deliver this service from Monday 15th February 2021.  Our first bulletin can be found below:

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) - Bulletin 5

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) - Bulletin 4

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) - Bulletin 3

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) - Bulletin 2

Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) - Bulletin 1


Last Updated: 26th February 2021