Prescription Direction

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 27 May 2015 - 1:33pm

Some contractors continue to experience issues with alledged or actual direction of prescriptions and PSNC has recently updated its resources to support those who are dealing with this issue.

The production of patient facing information such as a poster by NHSE  is designed to help raise awareness amongst patients about what their rights are and how to complain if they feel they are not able to exercise their choice of where to have their prescription dispensed.

LPC Elects New Officers

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 26 May 2015 - 12:18pm

At its meeting held on 21st May the LPC appointed members to each of the Officer positions as required under its Constitution (as approved by Contractors in January 2015).

Effective immediately, the new or re-appointed LPC Officers (2015) are;

Chairman - Mr Arun Sharma (Independent) - Newly Appointed

Medicines Optimisation Newsletter Spring 2015

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 26 May 2015 - 10:11am

The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for Wessex workstream on Medicines Optimisation has released its second newsletter.


Pharmacy contractors with an interest in medicines optimisation (and especially the transfer of care and medicines issues) will find this newsletter particularly interesting.


The newsletter is available here

Parliamentary Candidates Visit Community Pharmacies

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 5 May 2015 - 2:50pm

In the run up to the general election on the 7th May the LPC has made contact with  95 parliamentary candidates standing in each of the constituencies across Hampshire & IoW.

In a letter addressed personaly to each of the main party candidates the Chief Officer has promoted pharmacy as a way of improving the health of the hopeful candidates  constituents and in particular drawn the candidates attention to the five pledges in the pharmacy manifesto which they are asked to support;

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