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NCSO status for non-SSP items

The use of a No Cheaper Stock Obtainable (NCSO) status was last granted in April 2013 and therefore the NCSO endorsement should not be currently used for non-SSP (Serious Shortage Protocol) items.

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Hints and Tips Issue 37 (October 2019 edition) out now

Issue 37 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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PQS: One day left to claim for your Aspiration payment

Community pharmacy contractors have one day left to claim their Aspiration payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) as the window for claiming this payment closes tomorrow, Friday 1st November at 11.59pm.

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Variation of Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine

Serious Shortage Protocols for fluoxetine 30mg and fluoxetine 40mg capsules are being varied to extend the end date.

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CPCS goes live

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) launched on 29th October 2019 as an Advanced Service.

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Withdrawal of Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsule

Following the successful implementation of SSP01, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that sufficient stock is now available of fluoxetine 10mg capsules to supply normal demand.

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NHS Business Services Authority recognised at technology awards

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has won two categories at the Dynamites 19 Awards, which celebrates the rising stars of the region’s growing tech sector.

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EPS reaches 70% milestone

Electronic prescriptions now account for over 70% of all prescriptions issued in England for the first time ever.

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Universal electronic prescriptions could save NHS £300m in next three years

Prescription processing is to become digital by default as the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is rolled out across the country.

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SSPs issued for Fluoxetine

This October, the government has agreed a serious shortage protocol (SSP) for the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Fluoxetine, in an effort to cope with shortages.

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MASTA confirms changes to the seasonal flu vaccination

From October 2019, the MASTA entry for the seasonal flu vaccine will be removed from your MYS claim form.

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Digital prescription prepayment certificate uptake hits 1m mark

The number of customers applying online for a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) has hit the one million mark, saving more than £390,000 for the NHS so far.