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Supply Disruption Alert – Diamorphine Hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Diamorphine Hydrochloride Powder for Reconstitution and Injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules. There are two suppliers of diamorphine hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg in the UK, Wockhardt and Accord. Accord are out of stock of both strengths with a resupply date of...

16 hours ago

Supply Disruption Alert: Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer). Pfizer have limited supplies of Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension and anticipate going out of stock w/c 2nd March 2020. The anticipated re-supply date is late June 2020. The Canadian brand of Phenytoin 30mg/5ml...

2 days ago

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert – Memantine 10mg tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Drug alert number: EL (20)A/11 Date issued: 25 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 pharmacy level caution in use for: Memantine 10mg Film-Coated Tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd) PL 20416/0260 Crescent Pharma Ltd has informed MHRA of a discrepancy on the product packaging for the batches below....

2 days ago

Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

 

The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)  is the new name for the Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).   

In July 2019, a new PQS was announced for the remainder of 2019/20 as part of the five-year deal for the CPCF. The new scheme has funding of £75 million and a review period in February 2020.

   

Important PQS Dates for the Diary

Please find the document below PSNC has produced which details the important PQS dates that contractors must work towards to enable qualification of the relevant criteria to ensure maximum payment acheived.

Important PQS 2019/20 Dates for the Diary 

  

 

PSNC Key Information

PSNC has information on their website and are producing resources to support community pharmacy contractors with the PQS.   The PQS page on the PSNC website can be found here

A list of Commmunity Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) Checklists, that include important information around PQS can be found on the PSNC website here

Please ensure you are signed up to PSNC e-newsletters at: psnc.org.uk/enews  to ensure you receive updates on when resources are published.  

 

 

Virtual Outcomes e-Learning Modules - Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

Do you know what the four Gateway Criteria are for the PQS?  Do you understand all the Quality Criteria Bundles? 

To make it easier to navigate, the Virtual Outcomes training is divided into separate modules allowing you and the team to easily access the information you require to implement the PQS.  

The five modules are: 

 

1. Overview and Gateway

2. Risk Management

3. Medicines Safety and Quality

4. Prevention

5. Asthma, PCNs and Digital Enablers


More information about the PQS modules can be found in the flyer below:

Pharmacy Quality Scheme e-Learning Modules

 

 

Last Updated: 7th November 2019