Herefordshire & Worcestershire LPC

PSNC Covid-19 Daily Updates Archive


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 Please be aware that some of the older information may have been superseded since:

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 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 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

March 31: Funding Update: Ministers agree £300 million cash injection

March 30: public urged to treat pharmacy teams with respect, PM thanks pharmacists, eRD support, media coverage, pre-registration training

March 29: Paper prescriptions; NHS testing and complaints; FAQs; and wellbeing apps

March 27 (PSNC negotiations, end-of-month submission, on-demand NHSE&I webinar, Health Secretary contracts coronavirus)

March 26 (a message from wholesalers, course for those returning to pharmacy practice, NHS staff security, PSNC resources)

March 25 (resilience guidance, operational status reporting, delivery service update, NHS volunteers scheme, NHSE&I webinars)

March 24 (COVID-19 hub, EPS continuity, free training, pre-reg trainee guidance)

March 23 (contractor emails, PSNC CEO video message, updated SOP and medicines delivery reminder, press coverage and LPC resources)

March 22 ( SOP, delivery service and CPCS referrals)

March 20 (key workers, business continuity guidance, deliveries of medicinal products, crucial medicines added to parallel export ban list)

March 19 (PQS, pharmacy services and payments, measures to help community pharmacies, new services under discussion, further updates for contractors)

March 09: (National Clinical Audit cancelled and further Covid-19 updates)


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