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    • 31ST MARCH 2020
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    Pharmacy Operations During The Pandemic – FAQs

    Pharmacy Operations During The Pandemic – FAQs

    The LPC has put together its own guidance on the frequently asked questions around pharmacy operations during the Coronavirus crisis. In addition, the PSNC has published an update:  https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/covid-19-update-pqs-pharmacy-services-and-payments/ Common FAQs Can I restrict the number of people/patients coming in to the pharmacy at any one time? The LPC would suggest that it is unsafe

    • 27TH MARCH 2020
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    GPHC Statements

    GPHC Statements

    The GPHC have published a joint statement with other statutory regulators of health and care professionals about how they will continue to regulate in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19). In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GPHC have also published a statement regarding their change in approach to inspections of pharmacies.

    • 27TH MARCH 2020
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    Business Continuity Plans

    Business Continuity Plans

    As there is an increased likelihood of the Covid-19 Coronavirus having more of an impact in the next few weeks, contractors are advised to give particular attention to the plan in place in the likelihood of 1 or more members of the pharmacy team being absent, including possibly the regular Pharmacist. If you have vulnerable

    • 27TH MARCH 2020
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    Asthma advice during Coronavirus

    Asthma advice during Coronavirus

    March 2020 At the moment it may be difficult for you to see a doctor about your asthma, but it is very important at this time to get your asthma as well controlled as possible. This means if you do catch a virus your lungs can deal with it better. This information is to try

    • 17TH MARCH 2020
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    What Contractors and Pharmacy Teams can do now

    What Contractors and Pharmacy Teams can do now

    What contractors and pharmacy teams can do now: Contractors and pharmacy teams would be advised to take the following actions to ensure they are well prepared: Read the NHSE&I guidance and implement its recommended actions regarding preparing for COVID-19; COVID-19 posters  could be displayed at points of entry to your pharmacy and near the medicines

    • 17TH MARCH 2020
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    Covid-19 Government Plans

    Covid-19 Government Plans

    Government plans The government has published an action plan detailing how it will handle the potential spread of the Covid – 19 Coronavirus in the UK. This document sets out what the UK has done so far, and what plans are in place to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, based on current experience dealing with

    • 6TH MARCH 2020
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    Covid – 19 Coronavirus

    Covid – 19 Coronavirus

    Government plans The government has published an action plan detailing how it will handle the potential spread of the Covid – 19 Coronavirus in the UK. This document sets out what the UK has done so far, and what plans are in place to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, based on current experience dealing with

    • 21ST FEBRUARY 2020
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    EPS Phase 4 rollout

    EPS currently allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a Pharmacy of the patient’s choice. Electronic prescriptions currently account for around 70% of all prescriptions issued in England (September 2019). Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically. Patients without an EPS nomination will be

    • 20TH DECEMBER 2019
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    BARNET – Keeping well this Winter

    BARNET – Keeping well this Winter

    Increasing pressures are put on A&E. It is crucial that patients and the public know what service is best to choose. Faster and better treatment can be obtained by choosing the right NHS service. This will help reduce the pressure on emergency services. Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group has published a leaflet containing information about health

    • 9TH DECEMBER 2019
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    Out Of Pocket Expenses

    Out Of Pocket Expenses

    A reminder: Pharmacy contractors are able to claim OOP as per Part II, Clause 12 of the Drug Tariff which states: ‘Where, in exceptional circumstances, out-of-pocket expenses have been incurred in obtaining a drug, appliance or chemical reagent other than those priced in Part VIIIA Category A and M, Part VIIIB, Part IXA, Part IXR of the Tariff and all