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

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