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  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories. MSN/2022/003 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 26th January 2022 Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories are out of stock until w/c 21st February 2022 Paracetamol 125mg and 250mg suppositories remain available and can support...
  • Community pharmacy contractors and their teams are reminded that PSNC’s third Pharmacy Advice Audit is due to be held in w/c 31st January 2022. As announced last week, the audit will help demonstrate how pharmacies are supporting their communities every day and assist PSNC in gathering critical evidence for use in our funding discussions with HM Government...
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (26/01/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £3.92 Fenofibrate micronised 160mg tablets 28 £4.08 Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £1.70 Lansoprazole 15mg orodispersible tablets 28 £3.15 Prasugrel 5mg tablets 28 £34.95 Valsartan 160mg...
  • In response to a significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories, a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) has been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Effective today, 25 January 2022, SSP015 provides that for every Paracetamol 120mg or 240mg suppository originally prescribed, one Paracetamol 125mg or 250mg suppository must...
  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are continuing to deliver stocks of lateral flow device (LFD) test kits to Alliance Healthcare for onward delivery to pharmacies. PSNC has been in regular contact with the UKHSA about the LFD supplies and we have the following update for pharmacy teams. Last week, the UKHSA distributed over 14.5...
  • Community pharmacy contractors and their teams are being asked to take part in PSNC’s latest Pharmacy Advice Audit in w/c 31st January 2022. The audit will once again ask pharmacy teams to record information about the informal healthcare advice that they are giving over the course of a single day (or until a minimum number...