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PPE portal: now live for Community Pharmacy

Today (3rd August 2020) the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that community pharmacies can now order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the online portal in an emergency. The PPE portal had previously only been open to social care and general practice providers to order and receive critical coronavirus (COVID-19) PPE...

14 hours ago

Recently opened pharmacies to receive share of COVID-19 advance sums

Following representations from PSNC, community pharmacies that newly opened (including any changes to ownership, consolidations, mergers etc.) between 1st March 2020 and 30th June 2020 can receive advance funding to help mitigate cashflow issues due to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that, as long as these recently opened pharmacies...

14 hours ago

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Ibuprofen 200mg and 400mg tablets (Aspar Pharmaceuticals) various liveries Drug alert number: EL (20)A/36 Date issued: 03 August 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system (Crescent Pharma Ltd)...

17 hours ago

Declaration of Competence Model

The Declaration of Competence (DoC) system has been developed to support registered pharmacy professionals in assuring commissioners that they are service-ready and have the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver high-quality, consistent services. Many commissioners are now including the DoC system in their service specifications, service level agreements and patient group directions.


CPPE have produced a useful factsheet about the Declaration of Competence model. See here and further information for community pharmacy professionals is available here.


Registered pharmacy professionals are personally responsible for keeping knowledge and skills up to date and relevant to roles and responsibilities. Working through the DoC system supports pharmacy professionals with the resources to reflect on current competences, and to identify and meet learning and assessment needs to deliver a specific service that is being commissioned.


For more information see the CPPE website at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/services/declaration-of-competence.



Last Updated: 2nd April 2019