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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’.

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Number of midwives registered to issue digital maternity exemption certificates reaches new milestone

11,000 healthcare professionals have now signed up to be able to send digital certificates.

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Hints and Tips Issue 44 (July 2021 edition) out now

Issue 44 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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NHSBSA launches this year's annual GOS complaints survey

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has launched the annual GOS complaints survey for ophthalmic contractors in England. 

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NHS Business Services Authority reminds pharmacy contractors to complete this year's CPAF questionnaire

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is reminding pharmacy contractors to complete this year's Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire by 11:59pm on Saturday 24 July 2021.

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NHS Business Services Authority receives gold armed forces recognition award

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.

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NHS organisation wins ‘Inspiring Workplaces’ award

Last night, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) won Gold for the Inspiring Communications Award at a virtual ceremony held by Inspiring Workplaces.

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Annual statistics for ‘Medicines used in Mental Health – England’ have been released today by NHS Business Services Authority.

Quarterly Summary Statistics are also now available, covering January to March 2021.

Five groups of drugs are analysed in the report including antidepressants; hypnotics and anxiolytics; antipsychotics; central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and ADHD drugs; and drugs for dementia.

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NHSBSA launches this year’s Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework screening questionnaire

Today, [28 June 2021] the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has launched the Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire for all community pharmacies in England.