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July 16, 2019 News0

There have been a few shortage notices published so far this month. You can read details about them on the PSNC website.

Rythmodan (Disopyramide) 100mg Capsules:
https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/shortage-notice-rythmodan-disopyramide-100mg-capsules/

Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup:
https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/shortage-notice-salbutamol-2mg-5ml-syrup/

Nardil (phenelzine sulfate) 15mg tablets:
https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/shortage-notice-nardil-phenelzine-sulfate-15mg-tablets/

We have added links to these pages on our website as well for future reference:
http://www.warwickshirelpc.co.uk/resources/supply-chain/supply-shortages/


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July 12, 2019 News0

There’s a new date available for the face to face training of the Warwickshire Stop Smoking Service.  Please note that this is a refresher training for existing providers of the service in Warwickshire. Further information is below and on the Quit for Good Website.

Please ensure you complete the booking form if you would like to attend the next Smoking Cessation Training.

Date: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Time: 9:00am- 4:30pm

VenueWolston Leisure and Community Centre, Old School Fields, Manor View, Manor Estate, Coventry CV8 3GT

Pharmacies are reminded that Stop Smoking practitioners should refresh their training every 2 years by completing the NCSCT Online Training and Assessment programme for stop smoking practitioners http://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_training-and-assessment-programme.php

This training event has also been added to our EVENTS page:
http://www.warwickshirelpc.co.uk/key-events/


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July 5, 2019 News0

From 1st July 2019 a legislation has come into force allowing the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to issue Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs).

SSPs are a potential way to help pharmacies manage any serious shortages of medicines that may occur, without needing to refer patients back to prescribers.

You can read more about SSPs on the PSNC website HERE.

Recent PSNC resources include a BRIEFING and a FLOW-CHART relating to SSPs.

We have added all these new resources to the LPC website for future reference. The page can be accessed on the following LINK.
(under Resources/Supply Chain/Supply Shortages from the main menu).


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July 2, 2019 News0

Mental Health Matters (MHM) are delighted to be launching the Warwickshire Safe Haven Service for people experiencing mental distress, in Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. The service commences on Monday 1st July in Leamington Spa and Thursday 4th July in Nuneaton. The provision has been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council on behalf of the Better Care, Better Health, Better Value programme for Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing.

MHM looks forward to welcoming everyone to this service.  Please pop in, and join us for refreshments, and say hello in either Nuneaton or Leamington Spa; everyone is welcome: clients, family, professionals, front-line workers – everyone!

CAVA in Leamington Spa, 4&6 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa- CV31 2DL
Monday – Wednesday  6pm-11pm

CAVA in Nuneaton, The Newtown Centre, Newtown Rd, Nuneaton CV11 4HG
Thursday – Sunday 6pm -11pm

Further information is available in the attached service leaflets.

Leamington Leaflet 
Nuneaton Leaflet


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June 28, 2019 News0

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 Heatwave Alert across England, including the West Midlands.

There is a 70 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 0600 on Thursday and 1800 on Saturday in parts of England.

Very warm or hot conditions are expected in the west of the country over the next few days, with these warmer conditions moving eastwards into the weekend. Cooler conditions are then expected from Sunday onwards. Trigger criteria are most likely to be met in southern areas between Friday and Saturday.”

You can find out more details about heatwave alerts and levels of readiness on the Met Office website HERE.

Health advice is available on the NHS website on the following link:

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Remember, the very young and the elderly are always at higher risk from heat strokes and dehydration, even in relatively moderate temperatures.

More detailed information about the NHS Heatwave Plan is available in this PHE PUBLICATION for health professionals.

With increasing temperatures and dryer conditions, the pollen count is expected to rise as well, bringing misery to millions of hay fever sufferers. You can find hay fever advice on the NHS website HERE.

 


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June 27, 2019 News0

PSNC have announced today agreement from DHSC that supplies of Freestyle Libre sensors on script will no longer be subject to discount deduction from July 1st.

You can find more information about this issue HERE.

We have also added this information, along with information about Price Concessions and the Drug Tariff on this PAGE on the LPC website for future reference.


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June 25, 2019 News0

Pharmacies are reminded that they have to upload bank holiday opening hours for the upcoming 26th August 2019 bank holiday on the NHS UK website (formerly NHS Choices) by 5thJuly 2019 at the latest.

If you are unable to upload the data to the NHS UK website for some reason, you can also email it to the generic mailbox england.pharmacypaymentswm@nhs.net, quoting your pharmacy ODS code and name.

 


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June 18, 2019 News0

Please be advised that pharmacies are no longer required to submit the monthly 100-hour monitoring forms to NHS England, effective immediately.

You may, however,  occasionally be asked for this information, for example if there’s a complaint raised regarding unexpected closure during core hours.

Please direct any queries regarding this matter to the NHS Pharmacy Team:  england.pharmacypaymentswm@nhs.net

 


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June 18, 2019 News0

A recorded version of the joint PSNC/NHSBSA Schedule of Payments webinar held on 11th June is now available on the following LINK. You need to register or log in to gain access.

If you would like to understand the payments your pharmacy receives from the NHS, this webinar will  provide some useful insights. Over  700 people registered for this webinar originally. If you missed it, here’s your chance to catch up.

The slide deck is also available to download HERE.


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June 13, 2019 News0

The Serious Mental Illness Screening and Intervention service was recently launched in Coventry and Warwickshire in association with Central Health Solutions.

We have set up a web page for this pilot service compiling useful links and documents. You can find these resources HERE.

Pharmacies who have expressed interest in providing this service and have taken part in the necessary training can sign up on the CHS website HERE, if they haven’t done so already.


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