CPSS Communications Bulletins


When the new communication strategy is launched for Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (CPSS), alongside the monthly newsletter, “Communication Bulletins” will be distributed for urgent news. They will then also be listed in this section of the website and referenced in the order they are sent so they are easily accessible.

Bulletin Number

Date issued

Title/

45/18 18/04/18 IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED: Quality Payments: Edit or validate your NHS Choices entry now to make sure your bank holiday hours to INCLUDE May 7th are updated. For more information click here.
44/18 16/04/18 A reminder to complete your Annual Complaints Reports April 2017-March 2018 and send to the NHS England area team. This is a contractual requirement. For more information click here.
43/18 16/04/18 Invitation to:   Gripes, Wipes and Sleepless Nights!  An Educational Update: Diagnosis & Management of Cows’ Milk Allergy and Infant Reflux.  Thursday 17th May 2018 at Gatwick Hot Buffet from 18:30 till 19:30. For more information click here.
42/18 12/04/18 New NUMSAS toolkit published to reflect the extension of the service until the end of September 2018. Plus, local use of PharmOutcomes for NUMSAS being rolled out in a phased way… For more information click here.
41/18 10/04/18 GPhC Revalidation & GDPR training: Three training events across Surrey and Sussex have been created as an opportunity to learn more about GPhC Revalidation & GDPR!!!  Plus Q and A session about June Quality Payments. For more information click here.
40/18 10/04/18 Deadline extended for Pharmacy Business Awards 2018 Nominations. For more information click here.
39/18 05/04/18 Important Update for ALL NUMSAS pharmacies – use of PharmOutcomes for NUMSAS referrals is being rolled out in a PHASED WAY…For more information click here.
38/18 04/04/18 URGENT ACTION NEEDED: YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE using your Pharmacy’s Shared NHS Mail account (The big long one with your F-Code/ODS Code in it) AND CHECKING IT DAILY…For more information click here.
37/18 04/04/18 IMPORTANT CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT:  Submitting MUR/NMS quarterly information TO NHSBSA – please don’t miss the deadline – 10 working days from the end of March. For more information click here.
36/18 03/04/18 VITAL FLU VACCINE STOCK ORDERING & SUPPLY INFORMATION for 2018/19: Supply of adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine to be phased and deadline to order extended UNTIL Thursday 12th April 2018. For more information click here.
35/18 28/03/18 PSNC to hold GDPR compliance webinars. For more information click here.
34/18 28/03/18 Highlight the work you do in this year’s #Pharmacy24 event ON THURSDAY 29TH MARCH. For more information click here.
33/18 27/03/18 Contractor Announcement: Interim Funding Arrangements for 2018/19. For more information click here.
32/18 27/03/18 The interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 – A summary of changes to the Scheme (March 2018). For More information click here.
31/18 27/03/18 GPhC Revalidation & GDPR training: Three training events across Surrey and Sussex have been created as an opportunity to learn more about GPhC Revalidation & GDPR!!! For more information click here.
30/18 26/03/18 Quality Payments: the 2017/18 reconciliation payment. For more information click here.
29/18 20/03/18 Easter 2018 Pharmacy Opening times and Posters for Pharmacies across Surrey and Sussex. For more information click here.
28/18 15/03/18 REMINDER UPDATE: Tutor Training Opportunity through Health Education England. For more information click here.  For further information on the Educational Supervisor course and how to apply, please see attached flyer here.
27/18 12/03/18  Contractor Update – April 2018 pharmacy payment date is 3rd April. For more information click here.
26/18 12/03/18 Have you completed your annual clinical governance requirements? – deadline of 31st March 2018 Read more to find out what you need to do. For more information click here.
25/18 12/03/18 NHS Diabetes Prevention week 16th till 22nd April 2018 – free resources available, this is an opportunity to support your HLP portfolio and increase engagement with pharmacy public health services. For me info please click here.
24/18 12/03/18 Calling Pre-reg pharmacists – Local Mock Registration exams on April 24th in Crawley and on 31st May in Uckfield. For more information click here.
23/18 26/02/18 Changes to proof of exemption STARTS FROM MARCH 2018. For more information click here.
22/18 26/02/18 Patient Returned Medicines Waste Contract – Who to contact for collections, new bins or any issues. For more information click here.
21/18 16/02/18 Post Payment Verification of MURs and NMS Claims – what is the process? For more information click here.
20/18 14/02/18 Pre-registration Placements in GP Practices – an opportunity. Deadline of March 2nd to express an interest. For more information click here. To view document “Future Planning for Pharmacists in Primary Care” click here.
19/18 13/02/18 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Stay Well Pharmacy Campaign launched. All pharmacies must participate as this is one of the six campaigns pharmacies must promote as part of the Pharmacy Contract. For more information click here.
17/18 09/02/18 Pre-reg National Recruitment via ORIEL – reminder the submission deadline is 16th March 2018. For more information click here.
16/18 06/02/18  Sign up now to follow Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex (CPSS) on twitter. @CPSS_LPCs For more information click here.
15/18 06/02/18 CQC – Community Pharmacy Engagement Day 23rd April 2018 for pharmacies that provide services to care homes. For more information click here.
14/18 06/02/18 **IMPORTANT INFORMATION** National NHS England guidance re ordering of flu vaccines for 2018/19 flu season. For more information click here.
13/18 05/02/18 Applications open for Fully Funded post-registration community pharmacist training. For more information click here.
12/18 05/02/18 NHS England issue interim guidance on flu vaccine ordering for 2018/19. For more information click here.
11/18 05/02/18 Updated pharmacy practice leaflet requirements published – For more information click here.
10/18 01/02/18 Be Clear on Cancer – Breast Cancer over 70 launch – free resources can be ordered now!!! for more information click here.
09/18 29/01/18 Important Update for NUMSAS pharmacies. For more information click here.
08/18 22/01/18 Commissioning of the 2018/19 Flu Vaccination Advanced Service. For more information click here.
07/18 17/01/18 Multiclix and Softclix lancets removed from January 2018 Drug Tariff – a reminder. For more information click here.
06/18 17/01/18 Clinical governance deadlines – actions that you must do by 31 March 2018. For more information click here.
05/18 17/01/18 Changes to the NUMSAS claims process – with immediate effect – an update. For more information click here.
04/18 16/01/18 Flu cases continue to rise – how pharmacy teams can help – For more information click here.
03/18 04/01/18 PLEASE COMPLETE QUICK SURVEY  about the Dental Factsheet for pharmacies. This is essential to ensure we are provided with more useful resources for use in pharmacy. For more information click here.
02/18 04/01/18  Deadline for Submitting MUR/NMS quarterly information to NHSBSA is 10 working days after the last day of December.  THIS IS A CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT. For more information click here.
01/18 02/01/18  Deadline of 7th January for FREE Community Pharmacy Advanced Assessment Skills Training for Community Pharmacists – very limited places. For more information click here.
36/17 20/12/17 IMPORTANT:  GPs and other prescribers may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of flu at NHS expense – prescriptions MUST be endorsed SLS – pharmacy staff cannot make the SLS endorsement themselves. For more information click here.
35/17 15/12/17 FREE Community Pharmacy Advanced Assessment Skills Training for Community Pharmacists – very limited places- register by 7th January. For more information click here. The promotional flyer for the training is attached here with full information and enrolment link.
34/17 11/12/17 AeroChamber Plus* with adult mask available exclusively through AAH Pharmaceuticals. For more information click here.
33/17 04/12/17 IMPORTANT UPDATE: PSNC continue to press DH for an urgent response to their price concession applications for November. Specific email contact set up for you to advise of the impact of the delay on pharmacies and patients. For more info click here.
32/17 29/11/17 Pregabalin and Gabapentin consultation proposals – to schedule under the misuse of drugs regulations – to include safe custody. For  more info click here.
31/17 29/11/17 Pharmacy Apprenticeships Opportunity: Upskilling your pharmacy workforce. For more info click here.
30/17 29/11/17 PLEASE COMPLETE QUICK SURVEY about the Dental Factsheet for pharmacies. This is essential to ensure we are provided with more useful resources for use in pharmacy. For more info please click here.
29/17 29/11/17 Free Leadership for Community Pharmacy – BOOK by December 6th 2017. For more information click here.
28/17  21/11/17  NHS Flu Vaccination of social care workers can commence. For more info click here.
27/17  21/11/17 Pharmacy Winter Action Campaign Day is today. For more info read here.
26/17  20/11/17 URGENT ACTION: Make sure you have updated your NHS Choices profile correctly by the November QP review point on 24th November. Part doing this will mean your November Quality Payment will be ZERO!!! Read here for more help.
25/17  20/11/17 IMPORTANT ACTION for the November QP review point. If you have NOT got a working pharmacy premises shared (preferred option) NHS mail account or an individual NHS Mail account that has not expired please action. For more information click here.
24/17 15/11/17 NHSBSA Quality Payment Portal now open… BUT November 24th is the review date when the Gateway Criteria and Quality Criteria MUST be met to get Quality Payments. For more information click here.
23/17 14/11/17 IMPORTANT: Quality Payment Requirement due by 24th November:  Edit or Confirm your pharmacy information is correct on the NEW Directory of Services profile updater. For more information click here.
22/17 09/11/17 DENTAL ACCESS INFORMATION PLUS FREE  Dental Factsheets for pharmacies.  Please keep a record of when you use these, for the quick feedback form due in 2 weeks time. For more information click here.
21/17 23/10/17 FREE Dental Factsheets for pharmacies to use when patients present with dental conditions. For more information click here.
20/17 17/10/17 Controlled Drug Incidents:  NEW online reporting system in place. For more info click here.
19/17 12/10/17 Quality Payments: NEW Directory of Services profile updater now available for the November Quality Payment Review Point. What you must do has changed for the November review point. For more info click here.
18/17 05/10/17 IMPORTANT ACTION What to do URGENTLY if you have NOT yet got a shared NHSmail account for your pharmacy… PLUS…  if you DO have a shared NHSMail Account  – YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE USING IT  TO DEMONSTRATE YOU CAN SEND AND RECEIVE EMAILS THROUGH IT. For more info click here.
17/17 02/10/17 IMPORTANT ACTION REQUIRED:  Quality Payments New NHS England guidance published FOR THE NOVEMBER REVIEW POINT. For more info click here.
16/17 02/10/17 Deadline for Submitting MUR/NMS quarterly information to NHSBSA is 10 working days after the last day of September.  THIS IS A CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT. For more info click here.
15/17  26/09/17  Generic supply shortages – PSNC IN URGENT DISCUSSIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – please help evidence applications for price concessions by reporting product prices above the DT price on the PSNC website. For more info click here.
14/17  21/09/17 Stoptober Campaign– free toolkits to be distributed to community pharmacies. For more info click here.
13/17  19/09  FREE places for Accuracy Checking Technician Training Programme – LIMITED PLACES – DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY for pharmacy technicians working in Health Education England’s London and the South East region. For more info click here.
12/17  19/09/17 Quality Payments: Edit or re-validate your NHS Choices entry AGAIN now for the November review point of the Quality Payment Scheme. For more info click here.
11/17  18/09/17 Christmas and New Year opening hour changes – deadline of Friday 22nd September to request change in supplementary opening hours. For more info click here.
10/17  18/09/17 Flu Vaccination NHS Advanced Flu Service 2017/18 – Guidance – Failure to adhere to this guidance may result in non-payment of claims. For more info click here.
09/17  15/09/17 Generic supply shortages – help evidence applications for price concessions by reporting product prices above the DT price on the PSNC website. For more info click here.
08/17  12/09/17 FREE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME – BOOK NOW!!  Are you a pharmacist or pharmacy technician working in community pharmacy? Do you want to develop your leadership skills and potential? For information on how to apply- Click here.
07/17  15/08/17  Job Opportunity:  Chief Officer for Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex, for more info please click here and for full job profile please click here.
06/17  09/08/17  To inform the level of free training and support community pharmacies will receive in the future from HEE, please look out for and complete the Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey. For more information please click here.
05/17 26/07/17 Competition to design a logo for Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex (CPSS).  Win a bottle of champagne!!! for more information click here.
04/17 26/07/17  EPS Enhancements survey – Help shape the future of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), for more information click here.
03/17 18/07/17 Information on the Inhaler Identification Checker can be found by clicking on the following link: Inhaler Identification Checker.
02/17 11/07/17 Deadline for Submitting MUR/NMS quarterly information TO NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) is within 10 working days from the last day of June 2017. More information can be found here MUR AND NMS DATA REPORTING.
 01/17 06/07/17 DEADLINE OF Sunday 9th July to complete the 2017/2018 short CPAF screening questionnaire. CPAF Reminder 2017