Community Pharmacy England (CPE) - News updates


NHSE opens EOI process for additional capacity for C-19 vacs service

NHS England has announced a new expression of interest (EOI) process for pharmacy owners that wish to take part in the COVID-19 Vaccination Service from a location away from their pharmacy and are able to assist with the provision of further fixed sites services and/or outreach vaccination services. Each NHS England regional team will determine what services [...] The post NHSE opens EOI process for additional capacity for C-19 vacs service appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Health Secretary announces mission to improve the health of the nation

Yesterday, new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Wes Streeting announced plans for his Department to expand its focus to boost economic growth, which includes an objective to cut waiting times and improve public health. This is in line with Labour’s health mission, which Community Pharmacy England has been considering for some time. [...] The post Health Secretary announces mission to improve the health of the nation appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Updated Incident Reporting Approved Particulars

The Incident Reporting Approved Particulars were due to be updated on NHS England’s website this week, but we understand that this has now been delayed until the end of July. This is a change to the timing announced in last week’s Primary Care Bulletin. The clinical governance requirements of the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF) [...] The post Updated Incident Reporting Approved Particulars appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

MHRA Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Propantheline Tablets 15mg (Genesis Pharmaceuticals livery (Chelonia Healthcare Limited))

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Propantheline Tablets 15mg (Genesis Pharmaceuticals livery (Chelonia Healthcare Limited)) Drug alert number: EL (24)A/27 Date issued: 9 July 2024 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Propantheline Tablets 15mg (Genesis Pharmaceuticals livery (Chelonia Healthcare Limited)) Company name: Chelonia Healthcare Limited [...] The post MHRA Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Propantheline Tablets 15mg (Genesis Pharmaceuticals livery (Chelonia Healthcare Limited)) appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

South East and South West Pharmacy Owners: Book your place for our regional roadshows

Following the outcome of the 2024 General Election, the new Government and its approach to community pharmacy will be critical for the future of the sector. Pharmacy owners across the South East and South West are invited to hear more about what lies ahead for community pharmacy, and how Community Pharmacy England will be working [...] The post South East and South West Pharmacy Owners: Book your place for our regional roadshows appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire 2024/25

Community pharmacy owners are reminded that they have until Wednesday 31st July 2024 to complete the 2024/25 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire.   As a result of NHS regulations introduced at the end of 2020, completion of CPAF is now a requirement of the Terms of Service. Therefore, pharmacy owners must complete the screening questionnaire [...] The post Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire 2024/25 appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Wes Streeting becomes new Health Secretary

Wes Streeting MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the new Government. Our CEO Janet Morrison said: “We would like to welcome the new Secretary of State to his role. We worked with Wes and his policy advisors whilst they were in Opposition, and have been encouraged by his [...] The post Wes Streeting becomes new Health Secretary appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Labour to form next Government

The Labour party has won a large majority in the 2024 General Election and will now form the next Government. With just a handful of seats left to be declared, Labour has won more than 400 seats – well above the 326 seats needed for a majority in Parliament, meaning Sir Keir Starmer MP will [...] The post Labour to form next Government appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

Flu vac: PGD and national protocol published

NHS England (NHSE) have approved the patient group direction (PGD) for use by community pharmacy owners during the forthcoming flu vaccination season. This follows publication of the national protocol earlier in the week by the UK Health Security Agency. The publication of both documents, follows updates to the flu service specification following the amendment to [...] The post Flu vac: PGD and national protocol published appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.

MHRA Class 2 Medicines Recall: Itraconazole 10mg/ml Oral Solution (Kent Pharma UK)

Drug alert number: EL (24)A/26 Date issued: 04 July 2024 Kent Pharma UK is recalling various batches of Itraconazole 10mg/ml Oral Solution as a precautionary measure due to out of specification in the appearance of the solution, particularly the presence of suspended particles or clusters of crystals: Itraconazole 10mg/ml Oral Solution (Kent Pharma UK) PL [...] The post MHRA Class 2 Medicines Recall: Itraconazole 10mg/ml Oral Solution (Kent Pharma UK) appeared first on Community Pharmacy England.