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28 11, 2019

EPS 4 roll-out starts

By | 2019-11-28T10:55:27+00:00 November 28th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

EPS Phase 4 is only going to national deployment with TPP prescribing sites at the current time. Approx. 5% of the TPP sites will be going live between 18th November to 13th December 2019. Following a review over the Christmas period to ensure the success criteria has been met with this initial implementation, a further 10% [...]

27 03, 2019

DHSC EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance

By | 2019-03-27T16:51:53+00:00 March 27th, 2019|blog, news|0 Comments

In light of today’s agreed by the Government to an extension of Article 50 of Brexit, PSNC has issued updated guidance to Community Pharmacy with regard to Medicines Supply Contingency Planning. If the Government’s Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons this week, the UK’s exit date from the EU will be [...]

31 01, 2019

India Pack Coding

By | 2019-02-27T16:55:09+00:00 January 31st, 2019|blog|0 Comments

India regulations to implement a Track and Trace system for export of pharmaceuticals and drug consignments were introduced as a phased programme to address counterfeit and ineffective product recall challenges under the control of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 2011. Core features are: Product [...]

18 01, 2019

FMD compliance to be included in GPhC pharmacy inspections

By | 2019-01-18T18:09:07+00:00 January 18th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Pharmacies may face criminal prosecution for the most serious persistent breaches. The GPhC has confirmed it will be responsible for ensuring community pharmacies are compliant with the EU’s scanning law as part of its inspection process. The EU’s FMD medicines scanning law is set to come into force on February 9 and will require all [...]

5 09, 2018

Positive Solutions welcomes statement made by Scottish Health Secretary at International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress in Glasgow

By | 2019-01-18T17:58:29+00:00 September 5th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

“Clinical leadership of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is absolutely critical” The Scottish Cabinet secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman OBE has drawn attention to a number of challenges that currently exist in Scotland while addressing an audience of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals at the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress 2018. These include an unacceptable [...]

31 08, 2018

Join us at the Pharmacy Show! 7 – 8 October at Birmingham NEC

By | 2018-10-05T08:46:11+00:00 August 31st, 2018|blog, news|0 Comments

Pharmacy Development Prescription volume is increasing year on year, and so the integration of more automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable. Whether managing MDS trays or repeat prescription dispensing packs, automation offers complete control over the process, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. The increased integration of automation is accelerated by the arrival [...]

1 08, 2018

Focus on FMD: The impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive on Community Pharmacies

By | 2018-08-01T09:15:58+00:00 August 1st, 2018|blog|0 Comments

One of the biggest considerations for community pharmacy is the processing of more than a billion prescription items every year. Whilst the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, an estimated 1% of the two billion items annually dispensed in the UK may be counterfeit, creating the potential for 20 [...]

24 05, 2018

Positive Solutions to Exhibit at Pharmacy forward in Birmingham BCEC – Sunday 10th June 2018

By | 2018-05-24T14:01:24+00:00 May 24th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Positive Solutions is proud to announce that we have been selected as part of a small group of carefully chosen industry companies to exhibit at the Pharmacy Forward event. Pharmacy Forward is the must attend one day national event for community pharmacy owners and their teams. The event is being held at Birmingham Conference and [...]

2 05, 2018

How clinical pharmacy services can be improved by dispensary automation

By | 2018-05-24T14:00:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|blog, news|0 Comments

With an ever-aging population and rising co-morbidities, prescription volume is increasing year on year. Pharmacies need to evolve and automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable.   Whilst high-end automation and robotics are particularly useful for high-volume pharmacy chains, what could this technology mean for the rest of community pharmacy?   Whether managing MDS [...]

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