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Environment

NHS Business Services Authority announces net zero commitments

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is announcing its commitments to support the Greener NHS ambition today which is Health Day at the UN’s climate action conference COP26. [Thursday 4 November]

Pharmacy

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 organisation wins prestigious finance award

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which has its headquarters in Newcastle, has won the esteemed Public Finance Award’s Finance Team of the Year (Health) 2021 accolade.

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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 exempt from paying certain NHS charges.

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Newcastle NHS organisation named top diversity and inclusion employer in UK healthcare

Newcastle-based NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been named best overall out of 136 organisations that took part in the Employers network for equality and inclusion (enei) benchmarking. It is also one of 12 organisations to achieve the gold award.

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NHS releases latest stats on mental health medicines

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its latest data via the Medicines Used in Mental Health report, covering April to June 2021.

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NHS Business Services Authority named top diversity and inclusion employer in UK healthcare

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been named number one out of 136 organisations that took part in the enei (employers network for equality and inclusion) TIDE benchmarking. It is also one of 12 organisations to achieve the gold award.

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Signature suspension lifted as updated patient exemption checking guidance released for pharmacy teams

From 1 September 2021, any time a patient makes a declaration that they are entitled to free or reduced cost NHS prescriptions, the pharmacy must ask them to sign the prescription token or FP10 form and to produce evidence.   

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Signature suspension lifted as updated patient exemption checking guidance released for ophthalmic teams

From 1 September2021, any time a patient makes a declaration that they are entitled to free or reduced cost NHS ophthalmic services, the ophthalmic team must ask them to complete and sign a GOS declaration form and to produce evidence.   

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Signature suspension lifted as updated patient exemption checking guidance released for dental teams

From 1 September 2021, any time a patient makes a declaration that they are entitled to free or reduced cost NHS dental treatment, the dental practice must ask them to complete and sign a declaration form (FP17PR) before any treatment begins, and to produce evidence. 

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Final call to submit your annual GOS complaints return

General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) contractors operating in England must submit their annual GOS complaints return before 11:59pm next Friday, 3 September 2021.

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NHS report shows diabetes drugs prescribed increased by 8 million since 2015/16

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has just released its statistical report ‘Prescribing for diabetes England 2015/2016 to 2020/2021’.