Warwickshire LPC



January 28, 2020 News

The January issue of PSNC’s CPN magazine has just been published full of topical information and guidance for community pharmacies, including:

  • 2019/20 IG submission
  • PQS declaration
  • 2020 Pharmacy Advice Campaign
  • CPCS: A Pharmacist’s Perspective
  • Accuracy checking programme
  • Supply updates
  • Changes to FP10 NHS Prescription Forms
  • Ask PSNC

You can view and download a PDF copy below or on the following LINK:


January 24, 2020 News

Guidance has been issued by Public Health England regarding the Wuhan novel coronavirus for primary care professionals.

You can read this guidance HERE.

If you need to contact your Local PHE Health Protection Team in case of a suspected coronavirus infection, you’ll find their details on the following LINK.

The telephone numbers for the West Midlands East HPT (covering Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull) are the following:


January 23, 2020 News

New NHS prescription forms and EPS Tokens are being introduced in England from January 2020. Please find a summary of the main changes below:

PSNC has issued a new briefing (002.20) in the form of Q&As, which you can download HERE.

The relevant NHS guidance can be found HERE.

NHSBSA has issued a communication toolkit, which you can access HERE.

A specimen of the new prescription form can be viewed below:



January 16, 2020 News

PSNC will be holding a webinar to help support community pharmacy contractors in completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 2019/20 on Thursday 6th February at 7.00pm.

During the 60-minute webinar representatives from PSNC and NHS Digital will discuss the questions in the Toolkit, talk you through the guidance materials available and answer viewers’ questions on how to make the declaration.

To make the most of this session, we would advise taking a look at PSNC’s guidance documents and before the webinar to log into your Toolkit to re-look at the questions including new ones in advance of the webinar. Once registered for the webinar, you are also encouraged to submit questions about the Toolkit and guidance before the event (using the webinar platform or by emailing it@psnc.org.uk).

With contractors required to finalise their pharmacy’s Data Security and Protection Toolkit submission by 31st March 2020, this webinar provides the perfect opportunity to make good headway in its completion.

Register for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit Workshop



January 10, 2020 News

Pharmacy contractors who have not yet registered to provide the CPCS service are reminded that in order to receive the £600 transition payment supplement, they have until the end of 15th January 2020 to register.

Contractors can register to provide the service and claim their transition payment supplement via the NHSBSA Ma nage Your Service (MYS) portal.

Before registering to provide the service, pharmacy contractors should read the service specification to ensure they can fulfil the service requirements. This includes ensuring that the service can be provided during the pharmacy’s full opening hours, including by locums and relief staff.

New registrations can be made after 15th January 2020, but contractors will not receive the £600 transition payment supplement.

More information on the CPCS can be found on the PSNC website and the LPC website.


January 7, 2020 News

PSNC has published an updated version of important dates for CPCF. Briefing 001.20 is version #2, which replaces the earlier version (Briefing 051.19) last year.

We have added this important document to our website. You can find it on our CPCF page (under the heading CPCF Calendars and checklists) and also as a subpage under the New Contract Menu for easy access. We will keep these links updated as new versions become available.

You can find a link to version 2 of this document below:





January 7, 2020 News

Virtual Outcomes have released a new training module to support the national alcohol consumption health campaign in January. You can access it the usual way by logging in with your pharmacy F-code on the following page:




January 7, 2020 News

Community pharmacies in England will have received a set of “Dry January” calendars which can be handed out to customers. This is in support of January’s alcohol harm reduction campaign. These have been produced by Alcohol Change UK. Please note that these resources will not be delivered to Distance-Selling Pharmacies, we would instead ask that you make use of digital materials to support the campaign such as those signposted below.

Alcohol Change UK have also produced a range of free digital resources that can be used on digital display screens, email, websites and social media. We would encourage all pharmacies to make use of these resources where possible. These can be downloaded on the following link:


This campaign will run throughout January 2020.

Virtual Outcomes have produced a training module supporting the mandatory alcohol consumption awareness campaign in January. You can access it the usual way by logging in with your pharmacy F-code on the following link: https://www.virtualoutcomes.co.uk/pharmacy-training/

You can find the flyer for this training module HERE.



December 20, 2019 News

Pharmacies will have received flyers of this new PGD for UTI offered by Advanz Pharma. You can download a digital copy of the flyer HERE.

To register your pharmacy please follow this link: www.pgd-portal.net 

Once registered, you will gain access to:

• FREE and fast online training for pharmacists
• FREE online customer consultation portal
• FREE customer support materials
• FREE technical support for each step of the way
• Set your own price for the provision of this service

Join now for the opportunity to offer your customers a range of treatments available for lower UTI.

Please note, this is a private service and not an NHS one.


December 13, 2019 News

Have you seen the current edition of the CPN magazine published by PSNC?  It’s chockablock with useful information for pharmacies.  Amongst the hot topics this month are:

  • CPCF payment dates
  • CPCS Frequently Asked Questions
  • Flu Vaccination Service updates
  • Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS): New guidance
  • Serious Shortage Protocol update
  • Drug Tariff Watch
  • Wholesalers Christmas opening hours

You can download a PDF copy below:


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