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  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued another heat-health alert for the next few days. During this heatwave, the public may turn to community pharmacy teams for advice about staying well during the hot weather or to seek assistance when feeling unwell because of the heat. PSNC has previously developed materials that may be […]
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Insulin isophane biphasic human 50/50 (Insuman® Comb 50) 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridge. MSN/2022/067 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 8th August 2022 Insuman® Comb 50 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges has been discontinued with stocks being […]
  • CLMR number: CLMR (22)A/06 Date issued: 8th August 2022 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led drug recall for: Sodium Chloride Eye Drops 5% 1x10ml (unlicensed medicine) Stockport Pharmaceuticals. Batch number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed C104308 27/04/2023 10ml 09/06/2021 Active ingredient: Sodium Chloride Stockport Pharmaceuticals are recalling the […]
  • Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have until midnight on Wednesday 31st August 2022 to complete the 2022/23 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire.   As a result of NHS regulations introduced at the end of 2020, completion of CPAF is now a requirement of the Terms of Service. Therefore, contractors must complete the screening […]
  • If an emergency situation means a pharmacy needs to close for a short period, there are actions a contractor needs to undertake to ensure patients are able to access their prescriptions and that the contractor’s business can resume easily and effectively once the emergency has passed. The following PSNC Briefing provides guidance on planning which […]
  • NHS England has informed PSNC that there is currently (5th August 2022) an IT system outage with the Adastra system, used by many NHS 111 service providers across England. This is affecting services that receive electronic referrals and bookings from NHS 111, including referrals to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). Each region of England […]