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Drug Tariff Watch: April 2019 changes

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st April 2019. Part VIIIA additions Category A: Ketoconazole 200mg tablets (60) Category C: Baricitinib 2mg tablets (28) – Olumiant Baricitinib 4mg tablets (28) – Olumiant Budesonide 200micrograms/dose dry powder inhalation cartridge...

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March 2019 Price Concessions – 1st update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Concession Price Alverine 60mg capsules 100 £2.82 Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5ml £3.20 Bumetanide 1mg tablets 28 £1.94 Candesartan 4mg tablets 7 £0.76 Carvedilol 6.25mg tablets 28 £0.83 Carvedilol 25mg tablets 28 £3.87 Co-careldopa 25/100mg...

22 hours ago

Quality Payments: Updated gateway criteria report now available

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has updated its weekly gateway criteria report, allowing community pharmacy contractors to check whether they have been assessed, using national datasets, as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) and NHSmail) – due to cyber security reasons, the report does not...

2 days ago

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Contractor Support Lead

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) is delighted to announce a new opportunity to join our team and be the Contractor Support Lead for CPWY.

The Contractor Support Lead will effectively engage with the community pharmacy network, supporting and developing community pharmacy contractors and their teams across West Yorkshire to maximise the benefit for patients and the business sustainability for contractors.

The Contractor Support Lead will lead and support the integration of community pharmacy within the West Yorkshire Primary Care Networks (PCN) to ensure that community pharmacy is an integral part of each Primary Care Network.  Developing and providing leadership to the community pharmacy PCN reps, the Contractor Support Lead will ensure each network has a clear, vibrant and informed voice to raise the profile of, and champion community pharmacy.

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate a real “can do” attitude and the desire and ability to work closely with your colleagues to ensure CPWY can successfully support pharmacy contractors. You will be self-motivated, flexible and adaptable, have excellent organisational skills, the ability to communicate both written and verbally to wide ranging audiences and a proven track record of turning plans into viable outcomes and effective delivery.

This is a full-time employed position offering an attractive salary package that includes 5 weeks holiday per year, pension and travel expenses.

Details of how to apply are contained in the Contractor Support Lead Job Description.

 

 

Contractor Liaision

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire (CPWY) is currently recruiting a part-time, permanent Contractor Liaison role.  The Contractor Liaison will, under the direction of Head of Services, liaise closely with pharmacy contractors and their teams to support them with service delivery, engage with initiatives, and maximise the benefit for patients and the business sustainability for contractors.  Communication will be maintained by phone calls, emails and occasional pharmacy visits to build positive relationships with community pharmacy contractors and their teams.

This role would ideally suit someone currently working in community pharmacy who wants to expand their practice and experience by joining the CPWY team whilst continuing to work part-time in community pharmacy.

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate a real “can do” attitude and the desire and ability to work closely with your colleagues to ensure CPWY can successfully support pharmacy contractors. You will be flexible and adaptable, able to effectively communicate both written and verbally to community pharmacy teams (including a good telephone manner) and effectively engage with all of the community pharmacy team.

 

This is a part-time employed position offering a salary package that includes 5 weeks holiday per year, pension and travel expenses.

Details of how to apply are contained in the Contractor Liaison Job Description.