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PSNC Covid-19 Daily Updates Archive

Below you can find the daily Covid-19 communications from PSNC. Please be aware that some of the information may have been superseded since:

  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
July 2020

July 31: Pandemic Delivery Service extended for local outbreak areas; COVID-19 self-isolation period increased; monthly PSNC communications; upcoming claim deadlines

July 30: NHS workforce development plan; Pharmacy Representation Review next steps webinar; research on pharmacy’s role in COVID-19 pandemic; Foundation Pharmacist Programme

July 29: ACTNow wellbeing campaign; risk assessment survey reminder

July 28: new COVID-19 resources; PhIF evaluation; Cegedim integrates SCR 1-click

July 27: Better Health campaign launched; guidance on public face coverings use; GPhC to increase premises fees

July 24: expansion of NHS flu vaccinations; use of face masks by pharmacy staff; risk assessment progress survey; fake benzodiazepines alert

July 23: face coverings become mandatory in shops tomorrow; mental health training survey; pharmacist education and training reform

July 22: negotiations on pharmacy COVID-19 funding; APPG membership announced

July 21: BAME pharmacy leaders celebrated; COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

July 20: ending of Pandemic Delivery Service; pandemic improves attitudes to pharmacy and self care

July 17: staff risk assessment survey; face covering posters

July 16: digital guide to Pharmacy Quality Scheme; risk assessments webinar on-demand; SSP for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules extended

July 15:  Face coverings to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets; rollout of electronic notifications for CPCS; and guidance about employing pre-reg pharmacists

July 14: Pharmacy Advice Audit; and update to NHSBSA staff risk assessment survey

July 13: PQS announced for first part of 2020/21

July 10: Pharmacy Representation Review update; please submit your advice audit data urgently

July 09: staff risk assessment progress survey; June COVID-19 pressures survey

July 08: Negotiations begin on pharmacy COVID-19 funding

July 07: Pharmacy Advice Audit reminder; quota reporting form

July 06: support for individual staff risk assessments; weekly news updates

July 03: early guidance on Flu Vaccination Service; June COVID-19 operational pressures survey; Pharmacy Advice Audit reminder

July 02: new Test and Trace guidance; NHS Health Check restart webinar; electronic prescriptions exceed 85%.

July 01: delivery service formally extended; changes to NMS requirements; advice audit reminder

June 2020

June 30: extensions made to COVID-19 provisions; monthly PSNC communications; availability of Epipen

June 29:  further £20m cash injection to ease cashflow challenges; reminder to take part in the Pharmacy Advice Audit this week; GPhC and CMA letter on pandemic pricing

June 26: staff risk assessments required urgently; Pharmacy Representation Review webinar; new resource on special container updates; GPhC advice on COVID-19 antibody testing

June 25: PSNC CEO video on advice audit; heatwave advice for patients; Phenelzine Sulphate supply disruption

June 24: share your innovation; new and updated COVID-19 FAQs

June 23: digital guide on the pharmacy advice audit; COVID-19 payments due on 1st July

June 22: changes for those who are shielding; last chance for Early May Bank Holiday opening claims; PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit update

June 19: Over 300,000 CPCS referrals; Representation Review findings; GPhC advises pharmacies to review risks; PSNC Audit reminder

June 18: COVID-19 FAQs review; Evorel availability; June price concessions

June 17: Matt Hancock pharmacy visit; reminder to share COVID-19 innovation; parallel export ban for dexamethasone

June 16: Community Pharmacy Consultation Audit; updated risk assessment template; reminder to claim for 8th May Bank Holiday opening

June 15: PSNC advice on use of facemasks and face coverings in community pharmacies

June 12: re-determination of Ranitidine price concession; healthcare digital learning platform

June 11: reviewing your infection control procedures; latest PSNC CEO message to the sector; weekly news updates

June 10: guidance on minimising spread of infection; amended public information posters; emergency closure checklist; free coaching support

June 09: Pandemic Delivery Service review; Flu Vaccination Service update; operational pressures survey reminder

June 08: webinar showcasing pharmacy’s response to COVID-19; share your innovative ways of working

June 05: antibody testing programme; PPE update; changes to eRD consent

June 04: COVID-19 operational pressures survey; weekly news updates

June 03: NHS Test and Trace; update on quota issues; PSNC resources on COVID-19

June 02: supporting carers during the pandemic; Fluoxetine 10mg tablets SSP extended; NHS IT developments

June 01: reporting quota restricted lines; end of month submission; advice for smokers and vapers

May 2020

May 29: PSNC’s May meeting; PSNC COVID-19 communications; pharmacy social media campaign

May 28: further £50m injection to ease cashflow challenges; and NHS Test and Trace

May 27: primary care campaign day; changes to the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme; returned medicines guidance

May 26: 8th May Bank Holiday claims; COVID-19 related payment guide; Help Us Help You campaign

May 22: PNA renewal suspension; PSNC presses for new approach to script switching; provisional registration policy for trainees; wellbeing support guide; Bank Holiday social media graphic

May 21: pharmacy staff wellbeing campaign; full details of death in service benefits scheme; NHSE&I webinar on-demand

May 20: drug and alcohol services guidance; 8th May bank holiday payment claims; advice on using Smartcards.

May 19: Category M prices increase by £15m; 25th May bank holiday announcement; NHSE&I webinar; CPCS consultation claim deadline

May 18: new COVID-19 symptom; learning resources from CPPE; Pandemic Delivery Service guidance

May 15: PSNC CEO video message; market entry activity resumed; new HEE resources

May 14: Annual flu letter published; wellbeing support; and RPS survey

May 13: Additional SCR information; GPhC examples of best practice; and FAQs

May 12: Extension of death in service benefits to pharmacy teams; resources for MP engagement; and weekly news updates

May 11: Drug Tariff adjustments; 25th May Bank Holiday opening; NHSE&I webinar now on-demand; update on use of rapid tests in pharmacies; COVID-19 impact survey

May 08: Update on safety net indemnity; volunteers scheme poster; Ministers thank pharmacy; share your stories

May 07: guidance on CD regulations for pandemic supply; wholesaler order cut-off timings; bank holiday social media resources

May 06: date change for NHSE&I webinar; DoS reminder for 8th May; how to deliver the Pandemic Delivery Service; training for pharmacy students and those returning to practice

May 05: safety net indemnity applies to community pharmacy; NHSE&I webinar; Yellow Card reporting site for COVID-19 treatments; keeping your NHS website entry up-to-date

May 04: risk assessment template; returned medicines guidance; updating Early May Bank Holiday hours in DoS

May 01: (update 2) NHSE&I announcement on 8th May openings

May 01: (update 1) Pandemic Delivery Service claims; end of month submission tips; 2020/21 Flu Vaccination Service; supporting domestic abuse victims

April 2020

April 30: death in service benefits; medicines re-use guidance; CD regulations amended; digital guide to delivery service

April 29: PPE availability; police security advice; end of month claims; patient access to volunteers; April edition of CPN; media resource hub

April 28: market entry applications; SCR access for locums; new PSNC FAQs

April 27: staff testing update; SCR additional information becomes default; prescriber guidance on using EPS remotely

April 24: NHSE&I intentions for 8th May; COVID-19 related payments; call for removal of prescription charge; patient facing information; Primary Care Bulletin

April 23: 8th May Bank Holiday; NHSE&I webinar on-demand; scam warning

April 22: EPS projects to support the pandemic response; celebrating #pharmacyheroes

April 21: posters being sent to pharmacies; delivery service flowchart; NHSE&I webinar

April 20: testing for pharmacy staff; community pharmacists support new Clinical Assessment Service; weekly news and guidance updates

April 17: Easter Bank Holiday payment claims; testing for pharmacy staff; Health Select Committee; maintaining pharmacy services; shielded flag on SCR 1-click

April 16: PPE for primary care; webinar on-demand; emergency regulations; temporary closures advice; BBC coverage; latest FAQs

April 15: PSNC webinar, RPS and GPhC statement on volunteers; deployment of MPharm students

April 14: training for the Flu Vaccination Service; national press coverage; keeping your pharmacy open; Pandemic Delivery Service FAQs; ibuprofen advice

April 13: new public information posters; NHSE&I wellbeing support; MP recognition of pharmacy; PSNC webinar reminder

April: 10: delivery service launches; social media resources; media round-up; useful information on Easter opening; PSNC Easter working

April 09: video from pharmacy CEOs; keeping NHS website up-to-date; personal safety; market entry

April 08: delivery service agreed; funding for Easter opening; PSNC webinars; legitimacy letter for police

April 07: delivery service update; Easter opening clarification; access to PPE; NHSE&I webinar; SCR vulnerability flag; volunteers training

April 06: weekly news updates; the latest on PPE; chloroquine and hydrocychloroquine; supporting health and justice services; media and parliamentary work

April 04: Easter opening hours; Letter from the Minister; EPS nominations via NHS App

April 03: Pharmacies to be required to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday

April 02: Easter opening negotiation, urgent supplies, update PPE guidance, helping other care workers, delivery training

April 01: Easter opening, NHSE&I letter, delivery service, PPE, prescription charges


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