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New figures show improvements in polypharmacy

Polypharmacy prescribing has been steadily improving across England, according to data from the NHSBSA’s ePACT2 dashboard.

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NHSBSA launches data publication strategy

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has recently launched it's publication strategy, which marks the start of their journey to change how they approach external reporting.

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The power of ePACT2 data

The NHS Long Term Plan relies on pharmacists working in GP practices to carry out medication reviews. But if you can’t find and prioritise patients to review, there is a risk that missed patients could be harmed.

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Hints and Tips Information Services Issue 36 (November 2019 edition) out now

Issue 36 of NHS Information Services Hints & Tips is now available to read on the NHS Business Services Authority's (NHSBSA's) website.

Wessex AHSN scoops HSJ Award - partnership work

AHSN scoops national HSJ Award

Press release by Wessex AHSN - For our records

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Recruiting General Practice Nurses just got easier

A new NHS website has been launched to make it easier for GP practices to attract high quality candidates for General Practice Nursing roles.

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Changes to Medicine Use Reviews

Guidance for Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) has changed.

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Changes to Pharmacy Sales telephone number

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has launched a new Pharmacy Sales helpline number.

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PPCs go plastic free

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) and maternity exemption certificates are now being issued as digital certificates or doubled sided A4 paper certificates as part of an on-going initiative to phase out plastic cards.

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Changes to the PPC application form

The prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) application form (FP95) has changed.

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Register your pharmacy to sell PPCs online

Postal prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) applications have now been replaced with an online service that enables pharmacy contractors to issue digital certificates to customers, giving them instant access to all the benefits of having a PPC.

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Melatonin now available as licensed medicine

Melatonin 3mg tablets (Colonis Pharma Ltd) has now been licensed by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).