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April 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £3.05 Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £16.94 Co-codamol 30mg/500mg capsules 100 £4.50 Glimepiride 1mg tablets 30 £2.22 Irbesartan 150mg tablets 28 £5.12 Irbesartan 75mg tablets 28 £2.40 Mirtazapine 15mg orodispersible tablets...

2 hours ago

Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

2 hours ago

Valproate licence change: important information for pharmacy teams

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licence for valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote and generic brands) so it must no longer be prescribed to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP). This is because valproate is associated with a significant risk of birth...

9 hours ago

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across the relevant Health and Wellbeing Board area.  The PNA is a key document which will be used by NHS England to inform decisions regarding applications for new or changes to existing pharmaceutical services.

The PNA will also be used by NHS England to make decisions in the commissioning of NHS-funded services that can be provided by local community pharmacies. In addition, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups can also use the PNA when commissioning services to meet local health needs and priorities.

 

PNAs 2018-2021

Local authorities have now published new PNAs for 2018-2021 which can be found below.

Bradford PNA 2018-2021

Calderdale PNA 2018-2021

Kirklees PNA 2018-2021

Leeds PNA 2018-2021

Wakefield PNA 2018-2021

   

Previous PNAs

2015-2018

Bradford PNA 2015-2018

Calderdale PNA 2015-2018

Kirklees PNA 2015-2018

Leeds PNA 2015-2018

Wakefield PNA 2015-2018