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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...

5 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

Me and My Medicines 

 

‘Me and My Medicines’ is an on-going campaign led by patients and supported by clinical staff to help people raise concerns and use their medicines better.  It aims to help everyone benefit from more
effective and safer care.  The key theme for the campaign is 'Its OK to Ask'. 

 
‘It’s OK to Ask’ means patients, families and carers are encouraged to ask questions about their medicines so that they can be helped to get the most benefit from their medicines. 
 
Patients don’t always know that they can ask for advice on medicines, or what to ask for. The Me and My Medicines charter and messages can be used within your pharmacy to make sure that every patient feels that they can ask questions about their medicines. 
 
See the Me + My Medicines charter and campaign details here: http://meandmymedicines.org.uk/.