• C-19 lateral flow device distribution service

    C-19 lateral flow device distribution service

    Changes to the service specification from 4th October 2021 An amended COVID-19 test kit distribution service will begin from 4 October. As part of the changes, people will be asked to register on gov.uk or by calling 119 for a collect code to pick up test kits. Please refer to the updated specification here. Key

  • Meningitis awareness campaign Aug-Sept 2021

    Meningitis awareness campaign Aug-Sept 2021

    Meningitis awareness campaign launches in London – information for healthcare professionals.  A high-profile meningitis campaign, led by Meningitis Now and supported by NHS London, PHE, pharmaceutical company GSK, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and a Life for a Cure, has rolled out across Greater London on Monday 9 August. The campaign will run from August-September 2021

  • COVID-19 Costs – Claiming period has begun

    COVID-19 Costs – Claiming period has begun

    COVID-19 Costs The PSNC has accepted an offer from the Government/DHSC to reimburse pharmacy contractors for extra costs incurred due to COVID-19, and recovery of advance payments. The six-week period for community pharmacy contractors to claim for the extra costs they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic began on Monday 5th July 2021. Pharmacies will

  • Have you completed the DMS DoC?

    Have you completed the DMS DoC?

    Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are reminded that they must complete the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Declaration of Competence (DoC) before providing DMS, which became an Essential service earlier this year. Even if pharmacies are not yet receiving referrals from hospitals, community pharmacy contractors should be ready to provide the service, which includes ensuring staff have

  • Community Pharmacy Lung Referral Service (CPLRS) Pilot

    Community Pharmacy Lung Referral Service (CPLRS) Pilot

    The LPC is pleased to announce that we are collaborating with Enfield CCG on a new Community Pharmacy Lung Referral Service (CPLRS) Pilot project. Pilot Description: Start date Tuesday 4th May 2021 for up to 4 months. Patients presenting at the Pharmacy with red flags for lung cancer can be referred to their GP for