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Smarter Working Live Award for NHS Business Services Authority.

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has won the Small-Scale Project award for their work on ‘Am I Exempt?’, at the Smarter Working Live Awards 2020. 


NHSBSA wins one-time award at North East Contact Centre Awards

NHS Business Services Authority has won the ‘Judges Award’ at the North East Contact Centre Awards NECCA, a special award that has never been given out before, for its outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Report published on extent of pharmacy services in England

NHS Business Services Authority has today published figures on activity carried out by community pharmacies and appliance contractors in England.

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NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) shortlisted in two categories at the HSJ Awards 2020

The NHS Business Services Authority has been recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability and high-quality communications at the HSJ Awards 2020 . 

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NHSBSA’s statistical publication for diabetes shows number of prescription items and patients has steadily risen since 2015

Prescribing for Diabetes England 2015/16 to 2019/20 has been published today (5th November 2020).

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Hints and Tips Issue 41 (October 2020 edition) out now

Issue 41 of NHS Prescription Services Hints & Tips for dispensing contractors is now available to read on the NHS Business Services Authority's (NHSBSA's) website.

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End of the paper Drug Tariff in England

Dispensing contractors in England should note that from April 2021 the Drug Tariff will no longer be printed and distributed as a paper document.


Serious Shortage Protocols for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg

Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) have been issued for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg. 


NHS Business Services Authority recognised at the Dynamo North East Awards 2020

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) wins Tech for Good at the Dynamites 20 Awards, which celebrates the rising stars of the region’s growing tech sector.

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NHS Business Services Authority declares climate emergency and sets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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Mental health medicines data released by NHS Business Services Authority today

NHSBSA’s annual statistical publication ‘Medicines used in Mental Health – England’ has been released today [10/09/2020]. Quarterly Summary Statistics up to June 2020 (covering the COVID-19 lockdown period) have also been released.

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Universal Credit – check to see if you’re entitled to free NHS healthcare

People claiming Universal Credit are being encouraged to check if they’re eligible for free NHS treatment.

Universal Credit claims have increased significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19, with statistics showing that nearly one million people who started on Universal Credit in the first month of lockdown are still claiming the benefit.