October 2020

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CPNI CU#240501A: Community Pharmacy Medicines Adherence Support Reminder

CPNI CU#240501B: Final Concessionary Prices – April 2024

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CPNI CU#240502A: Experiential Learning – Update for Providers

CPNI CU#240502B: NI Pharmacy Technician Regulation Project – Qualifications Survey

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CPNI CU#240503A: Community Pharmacy Awareness Campaign

CPNI CU#240503B: Cyber Alert: Phishing Attacks

CPNI CU#240503C: NIECR Rollout

CPNI CU#240503D: Weekly Summary

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2nd Submission of April Prescriptions

CPNI CU#240507A: CPNI View on the Funding References within the DoH(NI) Press Release for the Launch of Community Pharmacy Strategic Plan

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CPNI CU#240509A: COMMUNITY PHARMACY COVID-19 SPRING BOOSTER UPDATE

CPNI CU#240509B: COMMUNITY PHARMACY COVID-19 SPRING BOOSTER UPDATE

CPNI CU#240509C: Community Pharmacy Awareness Campaign – Extended to 17th May 2024

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CPNI CU#240510A: Weekly Summary

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CPNI CU#240514A: 2025/26 Foundation Training Year (FTY) Update

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CPNI CU#240515A: LIVING WELL PHARMACIES ONLY

CPNI CU#240515B: Community Pharmacy Medicines Adherence Support Reminder

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CPNI CU#240516A: Community Pharmacy Awareness Campaign – Closing Date Friday 17th May 2024

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CPNI CU#240517A: Weekly Summary

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CPNI CU#240522A: Reminder: Pilot Out Of Pocket Expenses For Laryngectomy And Tracheostomy Products

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1st Submission of May Prescriptions

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CPNI CU#240524A: LIVING WELL SERVICE REVIEW SURVEY

CPNI CU#240524B: Request To Return Community Pharmacy Awareness Campaign Petitions By Fri 31 May’24

CPNI CU#240524C: Urgent Call for a Community Pharmacy Representative for the South-Eastern Area Integrated Partnership Board (AIPB) *** SOUTH-EASTERN CONTRACTORS ONLY ***

CPNI CU#240524D: First Concessionary Prices – May 2024

CPNI CU#240524E: Weekly Summary

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October Notes

  • Submit weekly Sit-Rep (Monday) here
  • Remove previous Living Well Campaign 5 ( Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing ) posters and if possible submit evaluation template to your local HSCB office by 31st Oct 2020 more info here
  • Put up new Living Well Service materials "Looking after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19” once received (w/c 5th Oct) here
  • Re-order Monthly PPE here
  • Book COVID-19 test for staff here
  • Support with HSCB commissioned Community Pharmacy Flu service here

Contact Details for Local Integrated Care Offices (HSCB)

Belfast South Eastern Southern Northern Western
12-22 Linenhall Street Belfast
BT2 8BS
12-22 Linenhall Street Belfast BT2 8BS Tower Hill Armagh BT61 9DR County Hall 182 Galgorm Road Ballymena BT42 1QB Gransha Park House 15 Gransha Park Clooney Road Londonderry BT47 6FN
Tel: 028 9536 3926 Tel: 028 9536 3926 Tel: 028 9536 2104 Tel: 028 9536 2812 Tel: 028 9536 1082
pharmacyservicesbelfast@hscni.net pharmacyservicesse@hscni.net pharmacyservicessouth@hscni.net pharmacyservicesnorth@hscni.net pharmacyserviceswest@hscni.net

Recent Pharmacy Correspondence

HSCB Correspondence

Living Well Campaign Update  23rd October 2020

Grant Funding Allocation - Community Pharmacy Infrastructure  12th October 2020

COVID-19 Community Pharmacy Services Escalation Guidance  8th October 2020

PPE Update - Flu Vaccine Service  2nd October 2020

PPE - Update and Re-Ordering Process  1st October 2020

DoH Correspondence

THE HUMAN MEDICINES (CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020: AMENDMENTS TO THE HUMAN MEDICINES REGULATIONS 2012  27th October 2020

Shielding Guidance for Children and Young People (RCPCH)  6th October 2020

BSO Communications (General & Circulars)

Letter to Trusts - Dispensing on Discharge from Hospital  29th October 2020

Dispensing on Discharge from Hospital (28 day supply policy)  29th October 2020

Levomepromazine 6mg tablets - Licensed Product  29th October 2020

Alert to all CPs - Stolen Dental Prescriptions (HS21D) Handwritten  28th October 2020

Repeat Prescription Management  28th October 2020

HSCB Guidance for Repeat Prescribing Management  28th October 2020

NI Medicines Management Newsletter  October 2020

HSCB Correspondence - Building the CP Partnership Programme  20th Oct 2020

Ending of Serious Shortage Protocol - Fluoxetine 40mg caps  13th October 2020

Healthy Living Centre Pain Support Programmes  7th October 2020

HSC Secure Email Go Live  1st October 2020

Primary Care Email Communication Policy to CP  1st October 2020

Advice from the Chief Medical Officer to HSC professionals

THE HUMAN MEDICINES (CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020: AMENDMENTS TO THE HUMAN MEDICINES REGULATIONS 2012 27th October 2020

Shielding’ for Children and Young people 6th October 2020

Lithium Carbonate (Priadel) 200mg and 400mg Modified Release Tablet - updated supply disruption alert 12th October 2020


Drug Alerts and Shortages

BSO Communications (Drug Alerts)

MPS 2719 - Medicines Recall - Metoprolol 50mg tabs  14th October 2020

MPS 2718 - Medicines Recall - Epilim 500mg gr tabs  14th October 2020

MPS 2715 - Medicines Recall - Boots Dermacare 1% w/w Hydrocortisone Oint  6th October 2020

Shortages Information

Please report problems experienced in obtaining medicines to CPNI here . This includes generic items and branded medicines.

MPS 2726 - Haloperidol 5mg/5ml oral sol SF - Supply Alert  28th October 2020

MPS 2725 - Nalcrom 100mg caps - Supply Alert  28th October 2020

MPS 2724 - Pneumovax23 pre-filled syringe - Supply Alert  26th October 2020

MPS 2723 - DDAVP (Desmopressin 0.01%) - Supply Alert 22nd October 2020

MPS 2722 - Konakion MM Paediatric - Supply Alert  21st October 2020

Email sent to CPs - Shortage Information for HSC 19th October 2020

MPS 2720 - Dulcolax 5mg Suppositories - Supply Alert  15th October 2020

MPS 2717 - Salazopyrin EN 500mg tabs - Supply Alert  9th October 2020

MPS 2716 - Lorazepam (Ativan) 4mg/ml sol for inj - Supply Alert  6th Oct 2020