Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - News updates


Medicine Supply Notification: Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories. MSN/2022/003 Tier 2 – medium impact Date of issue 26th January 2022 Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories are out of stock until w/c 21st February 2022 Paracetamol 125mg and 250mg suppositories remain available and can support...

Pharmacy Advice Audit 2022: Starts next week

Community pharmacy contractors and their teams are reminded that PSNC’s third Pharmacy Advice Audit is due to be held in w/c 31st January 2022. As announced last week, the audit will help demonstrate how pharmacies are supporting their communities every day and assist PSNC in gathering critical evidence for use in our funding discussions with HM Government...

January 2022 Price Concessions 4th Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (26/01/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £3.92 Fenofibrate micronised 160mg tablets 28 £4.08 Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £1.70 Lansoprazole 15mg orodispersible tablets 28 £3.15 Prasugrel 5mg tablets 28 £34.95 Valsartan 160mg...

Contractor Notice: New SSP issued for Paracetamol 120mg & 240mg suppositories

In response to a significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Paracetamol 120mg and 240mg suppositories, a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) has been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Effective today, 25 January 2022, SSP015 provides that for every Paracetamol 120mg or 240mg suppository originally prescribed, one Paracetamol 125mg or 250mg suppository must...

Pharmacy Collect: Additional LFD stock available

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are continuing to deliver stocks of lateral flow device (LFD) test kits to Alliance Healthcare for onward delivery to pharmacies. PSNC has been in regular contact with the UKHSA about the LFD supplies and we have the following update for pharmacy teams. Last week, the UKHSA distributed over 14.5...

Pharmacy Advice Audit: Please take part in 2022 audit

Community pharmacy contractors and their teams are being asked to take part in PSNC’s latest Pharmacy Advice Audit in w/c 31st January 2022. The audit will once again ask pharmacy teams to record information about the informal healthcare advice that they are giving over the course of a single day (or until a minimum number...

PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit 2022 – Team Briefing Sheet

This briefing describes how community pharmacy teams can take part in PSNC’s latest audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies. PSNC Briefing 001/22: PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit 2022 – Team Briefing Sheet Related document: 2022 Pharmacy Advice Audit Template If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing...

Contractor Notice: Expiry of SSP014 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that sufficient stock of Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg is now available to meet normal demand. As a result the Serious Shortage Protocol, SSP014 for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg expires at 23.59pm on Friday 21 January 2022. After this date, any prescriptions for Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg must be dispensed in...

January 2022 Price Concessions 3rd Update

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (20/01/2022) granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £4.90 Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £6.15 Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £2.99 Calcium and Ergocalciferol tablets 28 £35.52 Clomipramine 10mg capsules 28 £2.32 Clomipramine 25mg capsules 28 £4.80 Clomipramine...

IPC guidance still applies to pharmacies

Following yesterday’s Government announcement that from next Thursday (27th January 2022) face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places, pharmacy teams are reminded that the UK Health Security Agency’s infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometry practices and community pharmacies to...