National Flu Vaccination Service - Service specification & PGD now available

Submitted by LPC Office on 25 August 2016 - 3:30pm

The service specification and Patient Group Direction (PGD) for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17 have today been published.

The specification and PGD set out information about provision of the service and they should be read alongside PSNC’s detailed guidance on the service (also published today).

Service Specification for the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17


Submitted by LPC Office on 22 August 2016 - 9:57am

Protect yourself, your team and your patients this year

Please find below a link to a payslip leaflet that can be easily printed within your pharmacy and used to hand out out to every team member with their next payslip.

Each A4 page should be printed as double sided, as there is a front and back to each flyer. One sheet produces 3 leaflets in total which can then be cut to separate them.

Home Office Guidance on Sale of Non Medicinal Poisons

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 12 August 2016 - 5:34pm

Are you clear on the law?

The Home Office published new guidance in 2015 on the sale of non medicinal poisons by pharmacists. The guidance reflects the changes made to the Poisons Act 1972 that were made in May 2015.


SCR Use in Hampshire & IoW

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 11 August 2016 - 4:29pm

NHS Digital, working with PSNC, have now released data to LPCs on the use of the Summary Care Record.

The first four weeks of data (adjusted to accomodate for the first week that a contractor goes live) has shown that Hampshire & IOW is in alignment with the average use by 'live' community pharmacies across England.

As at 25th July 2016, there were 27% of pharmacies in Hampshire & IOW live on SCR

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