GMLPC/PSNC Newsletter Summaries 09/04/21

GMLPC/PSNC Newsletter Summaries 09/04/21

April 9, 2021

GMLPC Newsletters

Monday Memo: Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 05/04/21 – Click here.

Easter message

PQS Part 2 Survey for PCN Leads – 14th April

30th June deadline reminder

PQS Part 2 Overview and FAQ’s

PQS Part 2 Weekly Breakdown

GMLPC Recap of 5 Domains

Further Guidance and Resources

Wednesday Newsletter 07/04/21 – Click here.

Key Updates
•   New! Covid-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service – Sign up before 18th April
•   PQS Part 2 Survey for PCN Leads – Weds 14th April
•   Move from TCAM to New Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)
•   GP CPCS Webinars 2021
•   GP CPCS Support Tools for PCN Leads and Contractors
•   NHS Mail: Inactive Accounts
•   New! Medicines Use Review (MUR) Service Decommissioned
•   New! Flu Vaccines 2021/22: Updated NHSE/I Letter
•   New! HEE: April Funding Offers
•   GM Wellbeing Toolkit Now Live!
•   New Advance Service Added to CPCF
•   Prescription Charge Increase Implemented
•   Extension of Temporary Suspension of Signatures
•   PNA Publication Date Deferred by 6 months
•   Payment Timetable Update
•   Terms of Service Changes for Distance Selling Pharmacies (DSP’s)
•   Contacting Your Local MP

Covid-19 Information
•   Impact of Covid-19 on Community Pharmacy Research Study
•   Home Delivery of Medicines and Appliances – Updated Service Guidance/Letter
•   More Lateral Flow Testing for Staff
•   Pandemic Delivery Service: Funding Changes and Addition of Self-Isolators
•   Call for Pharmacy Technicians and Dispensing Staff to Join PPE Panel
•   COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pharmacy Staff
•   Myth-busting and Information on the Covid-19 vaccination available in different languages
•   Test and Trace: Additional Guidance and Contacts
•   Community Pharmacy SOPs
•   COVID-19 Safety Measures for Community Pharmacies
•   National Covid-19 Testing

Locality News: What’s Happening in Your Area
•  New! Salford – Covid-19 Vaccinations for Unpaid/Informal Carers
•  New! Bury – Ask for ANI
•  Manchester – Ask for ANI
•  Salford and Trafford  – Needle Exchange EOI
•  Oldham – Extension letter – Stock Holding of Antiviral and Palliative Care Medicines
•  Trafford –  Upcoming Medical Practice Closure

Reminders and Surveys
•   Today! #Pharmacy24 Social Media Event
•   Pharmacy Awards – Nominations Open!
•   MYS Portal Smartcard Access Ending Soon
•   Sit Rep Tool
•   Support Webinars

Other News and Useful Resources
•   GP CPCS Updates
•   Joint National Plan for Inclusive Pharmacy Practice
•   NHS Service Finder – Useful resources
•   NHSE/I Contractor Guidance: Pharmacy Closures and Changes to Opening Hours

Drug Notifications
•   New! Drug Updates

Training, Events and Information
•   New! HEE Workshops
•   Answer Cancer – Upcoming Training Events
•   Overview of Type 2 Diabetes
•   CPPE: Fundamentals of Palliative Care
•   GMHCA Resources, Training, and Webinars
•   Covid-19 Research Study
•   CPPE North West Spring 2021 Newsletter and Training Workshops

Useful Links

PSNC Daily Updates 

Daily Update 08/04/21 – click here.

  • New advice for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
  • BOPA e-learning
  • RPS Expert Advisory Groups Applications

Daily Update 07/04/21 – click here.

  • Pharmacy Collect promotional materials
  • Pharmacy Collect FAQs
  • Oxford\AZ vaccine study
  • Sheffield pharmacy goes paperless
  • #Pharmacy24 event

 Daily Update 06/04/21 – click here.

  • C-19 test distribution service
  • Flu Vaccination Service 2020/21
  • #Pharmacy24 event
  • NHS Test & Trace research




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