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September video update from PSNC's CEO

The latest PSNC CEO video update is now available to watch. Following the announcement on arrangements for the payment of contractors’ COVID-19 costs earlier this week, PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes reflects on how the original offer from the Government has now been proven as inadequate. Simon is pleased to report that the vast majority of claims will...

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October 2021 Category M Prices Announced

The Drug Tariff Category M pricelist for July 2021 has been published on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website. The October Category M prices reflect a net reduction in margin levels of approximately £26.8m per quarter. The underlying effect of market price movements in the reference period Apr – Jun 2021 will also be reflected...

22 hours ago

PhAS 2022 webinar now on-demand

PSNC’s webinar on the updated 2022 Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) is now available on-demand. Nearly 90% of attendees said they would recommend the webinar to others, with over half (56%) saying that they found it very useful. One contractor commented that, thanks to this webinar, “I am now much clearer about the differences in the...

23 hours ago

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

NHSE&I DMS Launch Letter to Pharmacy Teams

PharmOutcomes DMS Pharmacy Reporting to MYS Guide



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


Leeds - DMS referrals from Virtual Frailty Ward

Leeds have set up a pathway that means suitable patients discharged from the virtual frailty ward will be referred for the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) through PharmOutcomes to their community pharmacy.  This will lead to an increase in the number of patients who are referred for a DMS.  To help with understanding what the virtual frailty ward is please see this briefing.
Leeds Virtual Frailty Ward Community Care Beds DMS Briefing
Virtual Ward Referral Leaflet - Sept 2021


Last Updated: 6th September 2021