PSNC Briefings: Services and Commissioning

PSNC Briefings: Services and Commissioning

As part of the of support services it offers, PSNC often sends out briefings to LPCs and community 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 services and commissioning 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 085/17: A summary of changes to the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 documents

PSNC Briefing 078/17: Quality Payments – Completing the NHS BSA Quality Payments declaration (October 2017)

PSNC Briefing 075/17: Quality Payments – PSNC resources (October 2017)

PSNC Briefing 074/17: Quality Payment - Checklist for the November review point (October 2017)

PSNC Briefing 068/17: Services Infographic – Community Pharmacy NHS Flu Vaccination Service 2016/17: The patient verdict (September 2017)

PSNC Briefing 066/17: Services Factsheet – Eligible Groups for the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 (August 2017, updated November 2017)

PSNC Briefing 065/17: Quality Payments – Process for DSP contractors to meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion for the November 2017 review point (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 064/17: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 063/17: Flu Vaccination: Responsive Lines for LPCs (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 062/17: Flu Vaccination Service press release template (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 056/17: Pharmacist checklist for the Flu Vaccination Service (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 055/17: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18 (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 049/17: COPD rescue packs toolkit (July 2017)

PSNC Briefing 047/17: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (July 2017)

PSNC Briefing 044/17: Analysis of Minor Ailment Services data (July 2017)

PSNC Briefing 043/17: Analysis of Minor Ailment Services in England (July 2017)

PSNC Briefing 041/17: ‘Walk in my Shoes’ toolkit (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 040/17: NHS community pharmacy Advanced Services – information for general practitioners and practice staff (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 039/17: The community pharmacy – a guide for general practitioners and practice staff (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 038/17: A summary of literature relating to Medicines Use Reviews (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 035/17: Services Factsheet - NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) - how much will I be paid?

PSNC Briefing 034/17: NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) – checklist for completing an FP10DT EPS dispensing token and end of month submission process (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 033/17: Checklist for the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) (June 2017)

PSNC Briefing 026/17: Quality Payments – Completing the NHS BSA Quality Payments declaration (April 2017)

PSNC Briefing 021/17: Quality Payments – Evaluation questions when completing the NHS BSA Quality Payments declaration (April 2017)

PSNC Briefing 018/17: Quality Payments - PSNC resources (March 2017)

PSNC Briefing 017/17: Quality Payments – How to meet the Directory of Services quality criterion (March 2017)

PSNC Briefing 016/17: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (March 2017)

PSNC Briefing 014/17: Quality Payments – referrals for asthma reviews (March 2017)

PSNC Briefing 013/17: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (February 2017)

PSNC Briefing 011/17: Healthy Living Pharmacy – Holding a health promotion event/campaign (February 2017)

PSNC Briefing 004/17: eRepeat Dispensing - A factsheet for pharmacy teams (January 2017)

PSNC Briefing 003/17: Quality Payments - How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (January 2017)

PSNC Briefing 073/16: Quality Payments – How to become a Dementia Friend (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 072/16: A summary of the Murray Review of Community Pharmacy Clinical Services (December 2016)

PSNC Briefing 068/16: Quality Payments – referrals for asthma reviews (November 2016)

PSNC Briefing 067/16: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (November 2016)

PSNC Briefing 064/16: Inhaler technique services (November 2016)

PSNC Briefing 063/16: Pharmacist checklist for the Flu Vaccination Service (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 062/16: Services Factsheet – NMS guide for other healthcare professionals (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 061/16: Services Factsheet – MUR guide for other healthcare professionals (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 054/16: Medicines Wastage and Prescription Duration (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 053/16: Flu Vaccination: Responsive Lines For LPCs (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 052/16: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 051/16: Updated analysis of Emergency Supply services – active and past services (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 044/16: Services Factsheet – Eligible Groups for the Flu Vaccination Service (September 2016)

PSNC Briefing 041/16: Flu Vaccination Service template press release (August 2016)

PSNC Briefing 040/16: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17 (August 2016)

PSNC Briefing 056/15: Services Factsheet - Eligible Groups for the Flu Vaccination Service (October 2015)

PSNC Briefing 053/15: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service (September 2015)

PSNC Briefing 047/15: Supporting frail, vulnerable and older people to live independently (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 046/15: Pharmacy flu vaccination process (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 045/15: Analysis of Minor Ailment Services Data (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 044/15: Analysis of Emergency Supply services – commissioned during 2014/15 in England (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 042/15: Flu Vaccination: Responsive Lines for LPCs (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 041/15: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2015)

PSNC Briefing 038/15: PSNC Update on negotiations on a national Minor Ailments Advice Service (July 2015)

PSNC Briefing 035/15: Changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) 2015/16 (July 2015)

PSNC Briefing 034/15: Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service (July 2015)

PSNC Briefing 033/15: Services Factsheet - NMS Medicines List (July 2015)

PSNC Briefing 030/15: Services Factsheet - National Target Groups for MURs (June 2015)

PSNC Briefing 027/15: Contracts and the NHS Standard Contract (May 2015)

PSNC Briefing 026/15: Contracts and Service Level Agreements (May 2015)

PSNC Briefing 019/15: Analysis of community pharmacy non-dispensing healthcare activity out of hours (March 2015)

PSNC Briefing 011/15: Tuberculosis (March 2015)

PSNC Briefing 007/15: Analysis of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Services 2014/15 in England (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 006/15: Analysis of Minor Ailment Services in England (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 004/15: Increasing use of the NHS Repeat Dispensing service (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 001/15: Support for carers – how community pharmacy teams can help (February 2015)

PSNC Briefing 033/14: Increasing use of vitamin D supplements for at-risk groups (December 2014)

PSNC Briefing 028/14: Tackling high blood pressure. From evidence into action (November 2014)

PSNC Briefing 016/14: Advanced Services (MURs and the NMS) (September 2014)

PSNC Briefing 015/14: Changes to Contractual Requirements 2014/15 (September 2014)

PSNC Briefing 013/14: NICE public health guidance – Needle and syringe programmes (April 2014)

PSNC Briefing 012/14: NICE public health guidance – Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25 (April 2014)

PSNC Briefing 004/14: The House of Care model for managing long term conditions (February 2014)

PSNC Briefing 100/13: The Integration Transformation Fund (October 2013)

PSNC Briefing 098/13: Guide to the NHS Standard Contract and Local Authority Public Health Contract (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 094/13: Local commissioning challenge checklist (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 092/13: Building a Business Case for Minor Ailments (September 2013)

PSNC Briefing 087/13: Advanced services and Pre-registration Trainees (August 2013)

PSNC Briefing 082/13: Seasonal Influenza 2013-14 (August 2013)

PSNC Briefing 070/13: NICE public health guidance: Tobacco - harm reduction approaches to smoking (June 2013)

PSNC Briefing 069/13: Exemplar Business Case for an NHS Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Service (updated June 2015)

PSNC Briefing 066/13: Working with CCGs and GPs - a suggested checklist for LPCs (June 2013)

PSNC Briefing 033/13: Developing a specification for Weight Management Services (April 2013)

PSNC Briefing 029/13: Sexual Health Services (March 2013)

PSNC Briefing 004/13: Patient Group Directions (January 2013, updated August 2013)

PSNC Briefing 002/13: Public Services (Social Value) Act (January 2013)

PSNC Briefing 004/12: JSNA and JHWS (January 2012)


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