PSNC Briefings: Contract and IT

PSNC Briefings: Contract and IT

As part of the support services it offers, PSNC often issues briefings to LPCs and pharmacy contractors. These briefings range from presentations to help LPCs and pharmacies to understand key areas of PSNC’s work, to updates and guidance on the new NHS environment and regulations.

The briefings PSNC has sent out in the past year on the pharmacy contract and IT are listed below or you can view older archived briefings at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions on the briefings, please contact the PSNC team member detailed in the briefing.


PSNC Briefing 010/17: Updated NHS Identity Guidelines – NHS logo use by pharmacies (February 2017)

PSNC Briefing 005/17: The Pharmacy Access Scheme – the review process closes at the end of February 2017

PSNC Briefing 001/17: Social media guide for community pharmacy teams and LPCs (January 2017)

PSNC Briefing 076/16: How GPs and pharmacies can work together on EPS business continuity (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 075/16: EPS pharmacy and GP checklist – working together (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 074/16: Update on NHS Digital’s work-plan (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 070/16: Essential EPS Checklist Part 2 of 2 (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 066/16: Essential EPS Checklist Part 1 of 2 (November 2016)

PSNC Briefing 034/16: EPS nomination – core principles (July 2016)

PSNC Briefing 032/16: NHS fraud checking notification (June 2016)

PSNC Briefing 031/16: Does your team know how to manage Smartcards? (June 2016)

PSNC Briefing 024/16: Reporting EPS issues (April 2016)

PSNC Briefing 019/16: Summary Care Record (SCR) implementation checklist (March 2016)

PSNC Briefing 015/16: Update on EPS Phase 4 (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 014/16: Advice on dealing with Smartcard issues (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 013/16: The EPS Service model (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 012/16: Update on Patient Facing Services (PFS) (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 011/16: The NIB’s work promoting a paperless and interoperable NHS (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 010/16: The NIB and health apps (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 009/16: The National Information Board (NIB) (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 008/16: EPS factsheet - Reconcile EPS prescription figures (February 2016)

PSNC Briefing 003/16: Contract Factsheet - Pharmacy Opening Hours (January 2016)

PSNC Briefing 001/16: Equality Act 2010 (January 2016)

PSNC Briefing 055/15: Dealing with problems arising from the ‘Direction of Prescriptions’ poster (October 2015)

PSNC Briefing 052/15: Update on the NHS medicines database (dm+d) (September 2015)

PSNC Briefing 043/15: SCR access in the media: Responsive lines for LPCs and pharmacy teams (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 039/15: Accessible information standard (July 2015)

PSNC Briefing 023/15: Providing pharmacy services at a distance (April 2015)

PSNC Briefing 021/15: Submission of emergency supply audit results to NHS England (April 2015)

PSNC Briefing 009/15: Promotion of Pharmacy premises (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 008/15: Directions of Prescriptions (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 005/15: March 2015 Drug driving legislation change (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 003/15: Smartcard software transition (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 034/14: Reporting patient safety incidents to the NRLS (December 2014)

PSNC Briefing 022/14: EPS R2 Nomination update for LPCs (October 2014)

PSNC Briefing 001/14: Repeat Dispensing and EPS (January 2014)

PSNC Briefing 115/13: A brief guide to NHSmail (December 2013)

PSNC Briefing 112/13: NHS England’s Direct Commissioning Assurance Framework (December 2013)

PSNC Briefing 109/13: Information: To Share or not to Share - Government Response to the Caldicott Review (December 2013)

PSNC Briefing 105/13: Guide to NHS Standard Policies and Procedures (November 2013)

PSNC Briefing 101/13: A Guide to the Rural Working Group (October 2013)

PSNC Briefing 097/13: Market Entry Regulations (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 095/13: Direction of Prescriptions (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 091/13: NHS Complaints Procedure (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 084/13: The Equality Act 2010 (August 2013)

PSNC Briefing 079/13: Changes in NHS organisational responsibilities in relation to NHS IT: Update (July 2013)

PSNC Briefing 044/13: A summary of the Caldicott Review on information governance (May 2013)

PSNC Briefing 015/13: IT Transition Planning (February 2013)


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