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  • Community pharmacy contractors are required to demonstrate that all vaccinators (including pharmacists) providing the flu vaccination service in their pharmacy have the skills needed to do so. From the 2022/23 flu vaccination season, pharmacists and other vaccinators providing the Flu Vaccination Service now only need to attend face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic […]
  • The flu vaccination service specification has been published by NHS England; The national Patient Group Direction (PGD) and a national protocol to support provision of flu vaccinations will be published shortly; The service will commence on Thursday 1st September 2022; Training requirements have been updated to allow more flexibility for contractors and pharmacists; and Claims […]
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (16/08/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price concession Aciclovir 400mg tablets 56 £3.08 Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £13.20 Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £1.99 Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £5.11 Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £29.32 Citalopram […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a vaccine supply notification for Varicella vaccine (live) powder and solvent for suspension/solution for injection 0.5ml vials (Varivax® and Varilrix®). VSN/2022/001 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 12th August 2022 Limited supplies of Varivax® and Varilrix® injection are available until mid-October 2022. A clinical […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate 100mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules. MSN/2022/069 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 11th August 2022 Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate 100mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules are currently in very limited supply and stocks are likely to be exhausted […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Disopyramide 150mg capsules. MSN/2022/068 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 11th August 2022 Disopyramide 100mg and 150mg capsules (Viatris) have been discontinued with immediate effect. Disopyramide 100mg capsules and 250mg MR tablets (Neon) remain available and can support an […]