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  • The Drug Tariff Category M pricelist for December 2022 has been published on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website. As part of the announcement of the CPCF arrangements for 2022/23 and 2023/24, it was agreed that £100m of excess margin which had been accrued by pharmacy contractors would be written off. The December Category […]
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has via its Central Alerting System (CAS) published a letter on 24 November 2022 advising that due to increasing flu levels in the community, Prescribers working in primary care may now prescribe, and community pharmacists may now supply antiviral medicines (oseltamivir and zanamivir) for the prophylaxis and […]
  • Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Oxycodone Hydrochloride 10mg/ml oral solution (Lucis Pharma Ltd) Drug alert number: EL (22)A/49 Date issued: 29 November 2022 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Oxycodone Hydrochloride 10mg/ml oral solution, PL 42176/0015 Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First […]
  • NHS England has confirmed that all community pharmacy Directory of Service (DoS) and NHS website profiles will automatically be set to show as closed on Sunday 25th December 2022 (Christmas Day). It is important that your profile information is correct so that NHS staff, patients and the public can access accurate contact information, opening times […]
  • The Drug Tariff Preface published monthly lists additions, deletions and other changes to products listed in the Drug Tariff. Below is a summary of the changes coming into effect from 1 December 2022. Key g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size. § Selected […]
  • Community pharmacy contractors are reminded of the mandatory requirement to complete the 2022 Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey, managed by Health Education England (HEE), by Wednesday (30th November 2022). Completion of the survey is a mandatory requirement for all contractors. The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) sent an email to contractors on 6th October 2022 containing a link to […]