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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP06 – Fluoxetine 40mg capsules

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules (SSP06). SSP06 for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules was previously expected to expire on 10th August but the end date has been further extended to 4th September 2020. This expiry date may be brought forward...

2 hours ago

Availability of Evorel products (Theramex) – Updated

Following the recent supply problems for the Evorel range of products, Theramex have provided this further update. ‘Following the acquisition of Evorel by Theramex in October 2019, we have worked tirelessly with multiple manufacturing partners to resupply the product in the UK market. Since February 2020, we have produced nearly 750,000 packs across the Evorel...

4 hours ago

Update on new flexible approaches to flu vaccination service

An update on the new flexible approaches being considered for support the provision of the flu vaccination service has been released. Contractors must note that the changes PSNC is seeking to the flu vaccination service, described in the update, have not yet been agreed and may never be agreed. On 3rd July 2020, PSNC published...

3 days ago

NHS England & NHS Improvement - North East and Yorkshire 

The email address to be used for all queries is england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.  Your email will be passed to the relevant member of the team, based on your query. 


The local team has relocated to:

Primary Care Commissioning
North East and Yorkshire
NHS England and NHS Improvement
6E05 Quarry House
Quarry Hill


Further information regarding the relocation and contact details for members of the team can be found in the letter below: 

NHSEI Relocation Letter and Contact Details 




Click on the links below to go to the relevant information: 

Annual Complaints Reports

Controlled Drugs

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Dispensing Specials - Certificates of Conformity

Electronic Prescription Service

General NHS Customer & Patient Complaints

Market Entry

MUR / NMS Quarterly Reports

MURs off premises or Telephone MUR Applications

NHS Mail

Patient Returned Waste Medicines Collection

Payment and Non-Payment Enquiries

Pre-Registration Training Grants 

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) Stationery Enquiries

Reporting (non-CD) Incidents


Unplanned Closures

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (ICS)



Unplanned Closures

Any unplanned/temporary closures should be reported as soon as possible to england.wyat-phes@nhs.net

The correct form can be found in Annex 14 at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/pharmacy-manual-chapter-36-annexes/



Annual Complaints Reports

The Annual Complaints Return is required under Pharmacy contractual framework and should be completed annually and sent as soon as possible after 31st March to england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.



Pre-Registration Training Grants

Please send all pre-registration claim forms to the Primary Care Pharmacy Team using the contact details above.  To ensure timely processing of the claim please ensure that the form is fully completed.   

Contractors are not required to submit the GPhC confirmation letter with the claim, but if the GPhC letter is available it would be helpful to submit this alongside the claim form.



Patient Returned Waste Medicines Collection

For all issues please contact the waste collection contractor. If this does not resolve the issue, e-mail england.wyat-phes@nhs.net stating “waste collection” in the subject line and details and supporting information within the email.



Electronic Prescription Service

Any issues with EPS should be reported through your PMR system provider initially.



General NHS Customer & Patient Complaints 

Post: NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT

Email: england.contactus@nhs.net  (with ‘For the Attention of the Complaints Manager’ in the subject line)

Telephone: 0300 311 22 33 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, excluding English Bank Holidays)



MUR / NMS Quarterly Reports

MUR and NMS quarterly reports MUST be completed by all Pharmacy Contractors. These should be submitted via the NHS Business Services Authority portal by the 10th of the following month. 


MURs Off Premises or Telephone MUR Applications

Submit the appropriate PREM2 form to:  england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.  Forms can be found here:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/advanced- services/murs/conducting-murs-off-the-pharmacy-premises/.

Please note: PREM2 applications for telephone MURs need to be supported by robust reasoning and evidence in order to be considered.



Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

With regards to DBS, please note that NHS England do NOT arrange or pay for checks. Please see this message from the Clinical Advisor for the North: For pharmacy staff requiring the new DBS check, there are numerous on-line agencies that can produce them and we recommend that people then within 14 days sign up to the DBS update service:  https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service. This will effectively keep the data up to date for a small annual fee. The link to the DBS site for further information is as follows:  https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.


Dispensing Special - Certificates of Conformity 

Until notified otherwise, do NOT send to NHS England. Please keep safe in the pharmacy AND make available for pharmacy visits or until a request is received from NHS England. Please can you keep these for 5 years.


Primary Care Support England (PCSE) Stationary Enquiries etc

For issues relating to stationary orders send an email with the service you are contacting about in the subject line to:  PCSE.enquiries@nhs.net.



Controlled Drugs 

Accountable Officer (CDAO): Gazala Khan

Email: england.yhcdao@nhs.net

Reporting CD Incidents: Report via  www.cdreporting.co.uk 

CD Destruction

Requests for an Authorised Witness destruction visit for obsolete stock of Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs will need to be made on the online CD Portal: www.cdreporting.co.uk

Please note visits are undertaken on a rotational basis across the Yorkshire & Humber region and CDAO colleagues will contact you once they are planning to visit your locality.

See our Controlled Drugs page for additional information relating to controlled drugs matters.



Reporting (non-CD) Incidents

Please remember that it is a requirement of the NHS contractual framework that you report through the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) web portal at:  https://www.eforms.nrls.nhs.uk/staffreport/.



Market Entry

For information on market entry go to: https://pcse.england.nhs.uk/services/market-entry and follow the instructions. 

E-mail: PCSE.marketentry@nhs.net

Post: Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington DL1 9QN



NHS Mail

To request a new NHS mail account, go to:  https://portal.nhs.net/pharmacyregistration.

For further information on NHS mail, go to:  https://portal.nhs.net/Help/joiningnhsmail

A recent change means that pharmacies can now automatically have up to 10 individual NHS Mail accounts linked to the pharmacy shared NHS Mail account. 



Payment and Non-Payment Enquiries etc

Please contact the NHSBSA regarding prescription enquiries. 

Contact the appropriate commissioner (e.g. CCG / WYAT / Local Authority) regarding any issues with locally commissioned services. 

Please note there is currently no contractual process for refunding or correcting non- payments or under payments for nationally commissioned services that are as a consequence of errors made by the pharmacy (e.g. incorrect staff hours declaration) however, overpayments will be recovered so please take care when completing the FP34C (see  PSNC website for more information).


The link to a safeguarding app is here: http://www.myguideapps.com/nhs_safeguarding/default/

This resource provides links to all safeguarding guidance, pathways and boards and will have up to date contact information for all areas.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (ICS)

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS is called the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The ICS website includes information about the ICS including plans and priority areas. 

More details on ICS and STPs can be found on the PSNC website: http://psnc.org.uk/the-healthcare-landscape/sustainability-and-transformation-plans/.

Last Updated: 11th June 2019