News

NHS Pensions TRS data deadline

17 April 2014

Employers - please note the final cut off date for pension data to reach NHS Pensions in order to calculate TRS pension statements is 31 May 2014.

Pensions

NHS Pensions TRS data deadline

17 April 2014

Employers - please note the final cut off date for pension data to reach NHS Pensions in order to calculate TRS pension statements is 31 May 2014.

'Ask Us'

17 April 2014

The NHSBSA has also launched a new enquiry system ‘Ask Us’.

Pensions

Budget Announcement 2014

17 April 2014

Budget Announcement 2014

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - April Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

16 April 2014

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for April 2014

Total Reward Statement (TRS) Practitoner Pilot

14 April 2014

The Total Reward Statement (TRS) pilot for practitioner members of the NHS Pension Scheme

Prescription

QIPP Prescribing Comparators: Proposals for retaining, amending or retiring 2013/14 QIPP Prescribing Comparators

14 April 2014

Proposals for retaining, amending or retiring 2013/14 QIPP Prescribing Comparators

TRS/ABS tranche 1 'to do' timeline has started

14 April 2014

Please read this article for more information.

Students

Deadline extended for final group of NHS bursary students’ applications

10 April 2014

We’ve extended the deadline for receiving bursary applications in order to give you more time to gather the financial supporting evidence that we require to assess your NHS bursary applications.

Dental

POL guidance manual updated

08 April 2014

Section 25 (Levies) of the POL guidance manual has been updated.

Pensions

NHS Employers quarterly Pensions Round-up

08 April 2014

New NHS Employers quarterly pensions round up

Students

More invites for Autumn 2014 continuing students have been sent out

07 April 2014

Invite letters and texts asking further students to reapply for their bursaries ready for the 2014/15 academic year were sent out last week.

Students

Second deadline approaching for Autumn 2014 NHS bursary applications

04 April 2014

Should you have applied for your NHS bursary and sent in all your supporting evidence?

Prescription

Changes to ASTRO PU (13) weightings

02 April 2014

Changes to ASTRO PU (13) weightings

Students

First deadline approaching for Autumn 2014 NHS bursary applications

28 March 2014

Should you have applied for your NHS bursary and sent in all your supporting evidence?

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

24 March 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new March Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

Dental

NHS Dental Services update

20 March 2014

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

20 March 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new March Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

NHS Protect

Jailed manager ordered to pay back GP practice she defrauded

20 March 2014

The jailed former practice manager of Newnham Surgery in Newnham, Gloucestershire, has been ordered to pay back most of the money she defrauded from the practice. It is understood she has put her home up for sale.

Pensions

Annual Allowance Pension Savings Statements: A reminder

18 March 2014

If you left the NHS Pension Scheme prior to 1 April 2008 then you do not need to contact NHS Pensions for a Pension Savings Statement.

NHS Protect

GP who falsified 1,700 patient records sentenced for £62K NHS fraud

18 March 2014

A Rochdale doctor who stole over £62,000 from the NHS was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment (suspended for 18 months) and must pay £50,000 costs following a fraud investigation supported by NHS Protect.

Students

Change to April payment date for NHS bursaries

18 March 2014

April 2014 bursary payments will be made a day earlier than originally planned.

Pensions

Ask Us

17 March 2014

The NHSBSA has launched a new enquiry system ‘Ask Us’ for employers and members.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

14 March 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new March Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 March 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new March Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Students

Reminder for new May 2014 students to apply for a bursary

13 March 2014

If the first year of your course starts in May 2014, don’t forget your deadline for applying for an NHS student bursary and sending us all of your supporting evidence is Monday 31 March.

Students

Reminder for continuing May 2014 students to send in outstanding supporting evidence

13 March 2014

If your next academic year starts in May 2014, don’t forget the deadline for sending us all of your supporting evidence is Monday 31 March.

Pensions

Fixed Protection 2014

12 March 2014

Reminder: HM Revenue & Custom’s deadline for applying for Fixed Protection of 5 April 2014 is nearly here.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

11 March 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new March Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

10 March 2014

The Department of Health has announced the Category M prices

Students

More invites for Autumn 2014 continuing students have been sent out

07 March 2014

Emails and SMS were sent out this week to continuing students whose courses recommence from June – October 2014 and who we class as “single and independent” with no additional allowances.

NHS Protect

Birmingham fraud dentist Joyce Trail ordered to return money to NHS

06 March 2014

Joyce Trail, the Birmingham dentist jailed for 7 years in 2012 for stealing £1.4 million from the NHS, has been ordered to repay substantial sums back to the NHS (Warwick Crown Court). She was convicted after a major fraud investigation by NHS Protect.

TRS Implementation Newsletter

06 March 2014

Employers: The TRS Implementation Newsletter is available to read now. It contains important information about the roll out of TRS and ABS later this year.

Prescription

QIPP Comparator Changes

04 March 2014

QIPP Comparator Changes

Students

New students for Autumn 2014 courses can now apply for their NHS bursary

03 March 2014

If your course begins in Autumn 2014, you can apply for your first bursary now (as long as a university has offered you an NHS funded place on a course).

Students

The invite cycle for Autumn 2014 continuing students has begun!

28 February 2014

The first invite letters and texts asking students to reapply for their bursaries ready for the 2014/15 academic year were sent out this week.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - February Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

25 February 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new February Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Students

Calling all Social Work students!

13 February 2014

Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate social work student studying at an English University? We want to hear from you!

Dental

Transformation briefing - issue 1

13 February 2014

The first in a series of briefings looking at Dental Services' transformation programme is now available to view and download below.

Students

Invites to reapply sent to May students

11 February 2014

All invitations to reapply for a student bursary for continuing students whose next academic year begins in May 2014 were sent out on 10 February 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - February Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

11 February 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new February Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

NHS Protect

Eight years for baseball bat attack on Lancashire NHS worker

11 February 2014

A man who fractured an NHS paramedic’s skull with a baseball bat has been sentenced to 8 years’ detention in a young offenders’ institute (at Preston Crown Court, Monday 10th February, 2014).

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - February Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

10 February 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new February Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Students

Reminder for new April 2014 students to apply for a bursary

07 February 2014

If the first year of your course starts in April 2014, don’t forget your deadline for applying for an NHS student bursary and sending us all of your supporting evidence is Friday 28 February.

Students

Reminder for continuing April 2014 students to send in outstanding supporting evidence

07 February 2014

If your next academic year starts in April 2014, don’t forget the deadline for sending us all of your supporting evidence is Friday 28 February.

Students

Application schedules and deadlines for Autumn 2014 students

05 February 2014

If you are a student whose first or next academic year starts in Autumn 2014 the schedule and deadlines are now available which will tell you when you can apply/reapply for your NHS student bursary.

Prescription

Changes to ASTRO PU and STAR PU weightings

04 February 2014

ASTRO PU and STAR PU weightings have been revised...

Prescription

Changes to Enteral Feed Cost Comparators

15 January 2014

Amendments are to be made to the four Cost Comparators which relate to enteral feeds.

Students

Reapplying for your bursary in 2014

14 January 2014

All invitations to reapply for a student bursary for continuing students whose next academic year begins in April 2014 were sent out on 13 January 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - January Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 January 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new January Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

Pensions

Annual Allowance 2011/12 Scheme Pays election

10 January 2014

Members are reminded to send in their Scheme Pays Election for 2011/12 promptly.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - January Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

10 January 2014

The Department of Health has agreed new January Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - December Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

24 December 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a new December Drug Tariff reimbursement price for a generic item

NHS Protect

Mid Wales dentist jailed for £47K NHS deception

20 December 2013

A dentist who stole over £47,000 from the NHS was sentenced today to 18 months’ imprisonment following an investigation carried out by NHS Counter Fraud Service (Wales) with the support of NHS Protect. (Cardiff Crown Court, 20 December 2013.)

Pensions

Greenbury 2014

20 December 2013

Information about Greenbury 2014 is now available.

TRS Employer Newsletter 4

19 December 2013

TRS Employer Newsletter 4 is now available

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - December Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 December 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new December Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursment prices for some generic products

Students

Reminder to apply for your 2014 bursary

13 December 2013

All invitations to reapply for a student bursary for continuing students whose next academic year begins in January, February and March 2014 have now been sent out.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - December Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

12 December 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new December Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Pensions

Schedule of Charges from 1 April 2014

12 December 2013

Prescription

Latest NHS Reforms factsheet now available

09 December 2013

A new factsheet designed to help stakeholders understand the changes brought about by NHS and Local Authority reforms has now been published.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

09 December 2013

The Department of Health has announced the Category M prices

Pensions

NHS Pensions Employer survey - A reminder

09 December 2013

Pensions

NHS Pensions Member survey - A reminder

09 December 2013

NHS Protect

NHS Protect launches new guidance on challenging behaviour

05 December 2013

New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to a patient's clinical condition is launched today, Thursday 5 December 2013.

NHS Protect

2012-13 figures released for reported physical assaults against NHS staff

29 November 2013

NHS Protect today released the 2012-13 figures for reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England. These figures were collated from 341 health bodies across the country.

Portal

Non-Executive Director appointments

29 November 2013

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is seeking to appoint four Non-Executive Directors.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - November Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

25 November 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new November Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic item

NHS Protect

Violent patient convicted after NHS Protect prosecution

22 November 2013

An inpatient who attacked an NHS health care assistant at a Somerset hospital was given a Section 37 Hospital Order and ordered to pay £75 compensation after NHS Protect stepped in to prosecute (Taunton Magistrates Court, Thursday 21 November 2013).

Pensions

NHS Pensions Employer survey

18 November 2013

NHS Pensions Employer Survey – your views are important to us

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - November Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 November 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for November 2013

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - November Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

08 November 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new November Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Pensions

Please keep your home address details up to date

06 November 2013

Important reminder for NHS Pension Scheme members.

Prescription

Information Services Portal – Release 2.3B

01 November 2013

New Report and Enhancements added to ISP

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Part VIIIB

29 October 2013

Incorrect minimum quantity in printed November Drug Tariff

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - October Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

29 October 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new October Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Percentage Cost New Drugs comparator

28 October 2013

NHS Protect

Rogue publisher gang jailed for £1.8m public sector fraud

14 October 2013

A Warwickshire gang that attempted to defraud NHS Trusts by invoicing them for adverts in non-existent publications has been jailed for a total of 18 and a half years following an investigation by Warwickshire Police and NHS Protect.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - October Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

11 October 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new October Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Prescription Services Hints and Tips - Issue 13

11 October 2013

Issue 13 of the NHS Prescription Services 'Hints & Tips' publications are now available on our website.

The Total Reward Statement Technical Pilot will shortly be closing

07 October 2013

The TRS Technical Pilot will shortly come to an end. Statements will be available to view up until 22 November 2013.

Students

Applying for your NHS student bursary for 2014 courses

03 October 2013

All invitations to reapply for a student bursary for continuing students whose next academic year begins in January 2014 were sent out on 2 October 2013.

Portal

Latest version of the POL Guidance Manual

25 September 2013

Please familiarise yourself with the most recent updates to the POL Guidance Manual. Section 22 has been updated.

Prescription

Changes to the NHS dm+d extract with respect to GTINs due mid-November

24 September 2013

The Information Standards Board (ISB) has recently approved some amendments to the NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) Standard (ISB 0052).

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - September Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

24 September 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new September Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

12 September 2013

The Department of Health has announced the Category M prices

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - September Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

11 September 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for September 2013

Students

Final reminder for continuing students to make an NHS bursary application

10 September 2013

Are you a continuing student for Autumn 2013? Have you reapplied for your NHS student bursary and sent in all of the required supporting evidence yet?

Prescription

NHS Prescription Services Open Days

04 September 2013

Open Days in 2014 are now available to book.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Part XVIIA (Dental Prescribing) Update

29 August 2013

Update to changes to the Dental Practitioners' Formulary for August 2013

Prescription

Changes to QIPP comparators 2013/14

28 August 2013

A new QIPP comparator has been introduced, and changes have been made to four existing comparators with effect from June 2013.

Students

NHS student bursary evidence scanning appointments extended into September!

22 August 2013

The option to book an appointment to have your supporting evidence for your NHS student bursary scanned in has now been extended until Thursday 19 September 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - August Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

16 August 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new August Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Students

New NHS students going through clearing

15 August 2013

What to do about an NHS bursary if you are going through the clearing process.

Pensions

NHS Pensions Website Amendments

12 August 2013

Work is currently under way to refresh the structure and content of the NHS Pensions website.

Pensions

Fixed Protection 2014

12 August 2013

HMRC have published information about applying for Fixed Protection 2014.

Prescription

Simple linctus / Simple linctus sugar free

09 August 2013

Incorrect price listing in the August 2013 Drug Tariff

NHS Protect

Brixton dentist must pay £104K back to NHS for fraud

08 August 2013

Fraudulent Brixton dentist Young Jun Suh has been ordered to pay £104,232.89 in compensation to the NHS within 6 months or face a second two year jail sentence (Southwark Crown Court, Monday 5 August).

Pensions

Annual Allowance Statement Update

02 August 2013

Annual Allowance statement production commences

Students

Book an appointment to have your supporting evidence scanned in!

01 August 2013

From Monday 5 August to Friday 23 August inclusive we will be operating a system whereby you can request an appointment to bring along the supporting evidence for your NHS student bursary application to have it scanned in.

Employers - please update your Total Reward Statement (TRS) contact details

01 August 2013

Do we have the correct Total Reward Statement (TRS) contact details for your organisation?

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Part XVIIA (Dental Prescribing)

01 August 2013

Changes to Dental Practitioners' Formulary for August 2013

Students

Thank you to all the students who took part in our recent survey!

31 July 2013

We had a great response, and the feedback you have provided will be used to improve your experience when applying for an NHS bursary.

Students

NHS bursary applications for new students starting Autumn 2013

31 July 2013

Are you a new student for Autumn 2013? Have you applied for your NHS student bursary yet?

Students

NHS bursary applications from continuing students needed!

30 July 2013

Are you a continuing student for Autumn 2013? Have you reapplied for your NHS student bursary yet?

Prescription

LINC Jel lubricant gel

30 July 2013

Incorrect price listing in August 2013 Drug Tariff

Prescription

Drug Tariff delivery date - August 2013

29 July 2013

Minor delay to delivery of August Drug Tariff

Pensions

Equitable Life - Advice for affected members of the NHS Pension Scheme

26 July 2013

Following recent media coverage we provide information for affected scheme members.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - July Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

23 July 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new July Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement price for a generic item

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - July Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

23 July 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new July Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Pensions

Annual Allowance Estimator Tools

16 July 2013

Online Annual Allowance estimator tools are available for members of the NHS Pension Scheme

Total Reward Statements Update

15 July 2013

When will Total Reward Statements be available?

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - July Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

12 July 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for July 2013

Students

BOSS guidance video for NHS students launched!

11 July 2013

Step by step guidance on how to create a BOSS account and apply for your NHS student bursary

Pensions

Annual Allowance

04 July 2013

Who is affected by Annual Allowance?

NHS Protect

Company director jailed for £100K NHS fraud and money laundering

04 July 2013

A company director who supplied stents for heart surgery to the NHS has been jailed for fraud and money laundering (Tuesday 2 July 2013, Bradford Crown Court) following an investigation by NHS Protect.

Prescription

Latest NHS reforms factsheet now available

04 July 2013

The final factsheet designed to help stakeholders understand the changes brought about by NHS and Local Authority reforms has now been published.

Students

Selecting the correct application period when applying on BOSS

02 July 2013

It is important that you select the calendar year that is relevant to the application you are about to make.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Drugs for which discount is not deducted

01 July 2013

Additions to the list of drugs for which discount is not deducted

NHS Protect

Police, NHS and CPS sign deal to protect NHS staff in Midlands

01 July 2013

A new agreement to help protect NHS staff in the Midlands from violent and antisocial behaviour was signed today by four police forces, the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service and NHS Protect – which leads nationally in tackling crime against the NHS.

Students

Student Survey July 2013 now open!

01 July 2013

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your experience when applying for an NHS student bursary, we have undertaken a number of activities recently which we would appreciate your feedback on.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - June Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

28 June 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a concession price for June 2013

Students

Essential site maintenance work on BOSS this weekend

27 June 2013

The Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) will be unavailable from 2am Saturday 29 June until 6am Monday 1 July due to essential site maintenance.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - June Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

25 June 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for June 2013

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - June Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

21 June 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for June 2013

Portal

NHSBSA Annual Public Meeting 2013

21 June 2013

The NHS Business Services Authority will be holding its annual public meeting on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices Revised

17 June 2013

The Department of Health has announced a revised version of the Category M prices

Pensions

NHS Reforms

17 June 2013

The changes brought about by NHS Reforms have changed the name of several NHS bodies.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - June Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

14 June 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new June Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Pensions

Equitable Life Payment Scheme

13 June 2013

Information for those suffered financial losses as a result of Government maladministration that was found to have occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life.

Students

Essential Maintenance on NHS Student Bursary BOSS Systems Tonight

05 June 2013

All students should note that the BOSS System will be unavailable from 9pm this evening (Wednesday 5th June) until 7am tomorrow (Thursday 6th June) due to essential maintenance work.

Students

Thank you to all the students who took part in our recent survey!

04 June 2013

We had a great response from you all with the feedback you provided already going a long way to improving your end to end experience when applying for an NHS bursary.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

03 June 2013

The Department of Health has announced the Category M prices.

Pensions

Pensions 2013 Year End Updating

03 June 2013

2013 year end updating should by now have been completed. Please note the 31 May deadline has now passed for submission of the data, this is in accordance with Scheme Regulations and the Employer's Charter.

Students

Department of Health publish guidance on the capping methodology and information packs for students and Higher Education Institutions

31 May 2013

The DH have been working with the advisory group on the capping methodology and information packs for students and Higher Education Institutions.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - May Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

30 May 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for May 2013

Students

Improved NHS Student Bursaries Website

28 May 2013

Customer feedback at the NHS Student Bursaries recent Stakeholder Events from both Universities and students, as well as comments left by students as part of the recent survey, have prompted improvements to be made to our website.

NHS Protect

Man who threatened Salford nurse back in jail after CRASBO breach

24 May 2013

Peter Tanswell, who was jailed last summer for threatening a nurse with a knife at Salford Royal hospital, is back behind bars just days after being released from prison.

Prescription

Understanding your Payment Schedule

24 May 2013

A document to help pharmacy contractors understand the payment schedules sent by NHS Prescription Services has been updated.

Total Reward Statements

24 May 2013

Total Reward Statements are now available to view online for those organisations taking part in the technical pilot.

Prescription

Potential delay to payment schedules

22 May 2013

Contractors may receive their payment schedule up to two days later than usual this month, following technical difficulties.

Portal

Increase in IPP - Elements for which Resources have been centrally retained

16 May 2013

The Itemised Prescription Payment (IPP) report for January 2013, released in March 2013, includes the second prescription pricing compensation payment.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - May Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

16 May 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for May 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - May Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

15 May 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a concession price for May 2013

Students

Reapplying for your NHS Student Bursary for Autumn 2013

14 May 2013

Are you a continuing student whose studies start again this Autumn? You should by now have received your invite to reapply for an NHS Student Bursary. If you haven’t, please read the guidance below and reapply now.

Students

Student bursary payments for May 2013 continuing students ceasing if applications and evidence were not received

13 May 2013

All invitations and reminders to reapply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in May 2013 have been sent out since March 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - May Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

10 May 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for May 2013

Dental

Orthodontic Completions

08 May 2013

We are currently running an exercise to look at the reported completions for orthodontic courses of treatment and have written to a number of contract holders.

Students

NHS Student Bursaries Customer Survey

07 May 2013

As part of our ongoing efforts to understand our students’ experiences of applying for an NHS bursary through the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) we have a short survey available for students to take.

NHS Protect

New NHS Lone Worker Service tender awarded to Reliance High-Tech

30 April 2013

NHS Protect, which provides support and guidance to the NHS on the protection of staff, has retained Reliance High-Tech as the accredited supplier of its NHS framework Lone Worker Service, after a competitive tender process.

NHS Protect

Manchester GP practice manager jailed for £150k fraud

29 April 2013

A GP practice manager who defrauded her employer of £150,000 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison following an investigation supported by NHS Protect. (Manchester Crown Court, Friday 26th April).

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - April Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

29 April 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new April Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Vortex Spacer/Holding Chamber Device

26 April 2013

Incorrect price listing in the May 2103 Drug Tariff

Students

Student bursary applications and supporting evidence urgently needed for May 2013 continuing students

24 April 2013

All invitations and reminders to apply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in May 2013 have been sent out since March 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - April Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

23 April 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a new April Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - April Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

18 April 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a concession price for April 2013

Students

Reapplying for your NHS Student Bursary for Autumn 2013

17 April 2013

Are you a continuing student whose studies start again this Autumn? Have you checked to see when you can expect your invite to reapply for an NHS Student Bursary to be sent?

Students

Student bursary payments for April 2013 continuing students ceasing if applications and evidence were not received

15 April 2013

Student bursary payments for April 2013 continuing students ceasing if applications and evidence were not received.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - April Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

15 April 2013

The Department of Health has agreed new April Drug Tariff Part VIIIA reimbursement prices for some generic items

Health Costs

Universal Credit

10 April 2013

Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit that will simplify the benefit system by bringing together the current working age benefits for those in and out of work into a single payment system.

Pensions

Consultation on proposed amendments to the NHS Pension Scheme Regulations 2 April 2013

09 April 2013

Details of the proposed amendments to the NHS Pension Scheme Regulations for the 1995 and 2008 Schemes are now available.

Portal

New NHSBSA Organisational Strategy

04 April 2013

We are pleased to launch our latest 5 year strategy spanning April 2013 to March 2018.

Students

Department of Health announce new arrangements for the Social Work Bursary Scheme

02 April 2013

Following a consultation last year, changes are being introduced to the Social Work Bursary Scheme from the 2013 academic year.

Prescription

NHS Reforms

28 March 2013

A new page is now available on the NHS Prescription Services website detailing the changes brought about by NHS Reforms.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

28 March 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for March 2013

NHS Protect

Suffolk dentist jailed for NHS fraud

28 March 2013

A Suffolk dentist who billed the NHS for deceased patients he did not treat has been jailed for 18 months at Ipswich Crown Court.

Prescription

Changes to Drug Tariff Part X (Home Oxygen Therapy Service)

27 March 2013

Transitional Arrangements for the reimbursement of oxygen equipment deleted from Part X with effect 1st April 2013

Prescription

Hints and Tips Issue 11

27 March 2013

Issue 11 of Prescription Services Hints and Tips, including important information on NHS Reforms, is now available to read.

Prescription

Drug Tariff April 2013 changes - further guidance

25 March 2013

Further guidance for contractors on changes to advance payments and prescriber code requirements - REVISED 7/5/2013.

Prescription

Serial numbers on forms FP10

25 March 2013

New serial numbers to be allocated to all NHS prescription forms in England

Students

Student bursary applications and supporting evidence urgently needed for April 2013 continuing students

22 March 2013

All invitations and reminders to apply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in April 2013 have been sent out since January 2013.

Pensions

The Pensions Regulator - Pension Liberation Fraud

21 March 2013

Information and resources to help members, pension providers and administrators identify potential pension liberation fraud.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

19 March 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a concession price for March 2013

Students

Student bursary payments for March 2013 continuing students ceasing if applications and evidence were not received

15 March 2013

All invitations and reminders to reapply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in March 2013 have been sent out since January 2013.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - March Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 March 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for March 2013

Students

All continuing students must reapply for their NHS student bursary for Autumn 2013

13 March 2013

Invitations to apply for a student bursary for continuing students whose courses begin in Autumn 2013 are still being sent out.

Prescription

Oral Liquid Methadone Fee Arrangements

06 March 2013

New fee arrangements for dispensing oral liquid methadone announced.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

05 March 2013

The Department of Health has announced the Category M prices

Students

The invite process to reapply for student bursaries for Autumn 2013 courses has commenced.

28 February 2013

The first group of invitations to apply for a student bursary for continuing students whose courses begin in Autumn 2013 were sent out from Monday 25 February. These letters were sent by email or post.

Students

Student bursary applications and supporting evidence urgently needed for March 2013 continuing students

25 February 2013

All invitations and reminders to apply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in March 2013 have been sent out since January 2013.

NHS Protect

NHS healthcare assistant jailed for £128K fraud

21 February 2013

A healthcare assistant, who lied about his right to work in the UK in order to secure NHS employment, has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, following a fraud investigation by NHS Protect. (Kingston Crown Court, Thursday 21 February.)

Students

Provisional payments have ended

18 February 2013

The provisional payments made for 2012/13 to some continuing students have now ended. The last payment was made to students on Friday 15 February 2013.

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Total Reward Statements Webinar 28 February

15 February 2013

The NHSBSA will be holding a Total Rewards Statement employer focused webinar for those organisations who use ESR and whose employees will be provided with a statement this year.

NHS Protect

NHS Protect welcomes good news for health workers in new dog law

13 February 2013

NHS Protect welcomes the proposed changes in the law that will give greater legal protection to healthcare staff facing dangerous dogs on private property.

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - February Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

13 February 2013

The Department of Health has agreed concession prices for February 2013.

Pensions

NHS Reforms

01 February 2013

NHS Reforms - Sender and Receiver Guides are now available on the NHS Pensions website for those organisations affected by transition.

Pensions

Annual Allowance - Pensions and Tax information updated

30 January 2013

The Pensions and Tax section of the website has now been updated to cover the main tax rules that apply to members of the NHS Pension Scheme.

Students

Invitations to apply for student bursaries for March and April 2013 courses

30 January 2013

Invitations to apply for a student bursary for new and continuing students whose courses begin in March and April 2013 have all been sent out now.

Prescription

OstoMist Odour Neutraliser Mint Drops

30 January 2013

Incorrect price listing in the February 2013 Drug Tariff

Students

Provisional payments are ending in February 2013

29 January 2013

Please can all students who are still receiving a provisional payment note that you must complete a BOSS application and send in all of the required supporting evidence by 15 February 2013 in order to receive any bursary payments after February 2013.

Students

Student bursary applications and supporting evidence urgently needed for February 2013 continuing students

25 January 2013

If you are a continuing student whose course starts again in February 2013 and we do not receive your full and complete online bursary application on BOSS with all the requested supporting evidence by Tuesday 5 February, your bursary payments will cease.

Prescription

Coloplast Foley Catheters

25 January 2013

Incorrect price listing in the January 2013 Drug Tariff

Students

Social Work bursary application deadline extended

18 January 2013

Following feedback from students, the Department of Health have extended the deadline from 30 November 2012 to allow for Social Work bursary application forms for the academic year 2012/13 to now be accepted up until 28 February 2013.

Students

Student bursary payments ceasing if applications and evidence not received

16 January 2013

All invitations and reminders to apply for a bursary for continuing students whose training recommences in January 2013 have been sent out since November 2012.

Prescription

Hints and Tips Issue 10

15 January 2013

The January 2013 editions of Hints and Tips are available now!

Prescription

Drug Tariff News - January Part VIIIA Reimbursement Prices

15 January 2013

The Department of Health has agreed a concession price for January 2013

Prescription

ActiLymph Lymphoedema Garments

14 January 2013

The January 2013 Drug Tariff shows an incorrect price for ActiLymph

Prescription

Endorsement Requirements

11 January 2013

Clarification for contractors regarding endorsement requirements

Students

Student Bursaries' newsletter for HEIs and Assessment Centres now available to read

11 January 2013

Issue 6 of Bursary News is now available. It contains a range of stories and updates from NHS Student Bursaries for HEI administrators and DSA Assessment Centres.

Pensions

Proposed Employee Pension Scheme Contribution Rates Year 2 April 2013 to 31 March 2014

08 January 2013

Details of the proposed 2013/2014 employee contribution rates have recently been provided. The rates shown are due to be implemented from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

Prescription

Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories

04 January 2013

An amendment has been made to the Drug Tariff for Gauze Wound Dressing (Smith & Nephew).

Prescription

Endorsement Guidance with December FP34C Submission Document

21 December 2012

An Endorsement Guidance document has been produced in collaboration with PSNC.

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Invitations to apply for student bursaries for January-March 2013 courses

17 December 2012

Invitations to apply for a student bursary for new and continuing students whose courses begin in January and February 2013 have all been sent out now.

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Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

04 December 2012

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ActiLymph Lymphoedema Garments

03 December 2012

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2011-12 figures released for physical assaults against NHS staff

30 November 2012

NHS Protect collects and collates figures for physical assaults against NHS staff from NHS bodies across England on an annual basis. NHS Protect today released the 2011-12 figures for physical assaults against NHS staff.

Portal

Early postage is important for timely payments

23 November 2012

With the Christmas break just around the corner, NHS Prescription Services will be working hard to ensure there are no delays to your advance payments.

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November 2012 Drug Tariff

22 November 2012

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NHS Pension Scheme Consultation on Draft Regulations - 20 November 2012

20 November 2012

On 20 November 2012, the Department of Health started a consultation on the draft NHS Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2013.

Health Costs

Help with Health Costs – don’t miss out!

14 November 2012

Help with Health Costs launch a NEW poster and leaflet to raise awareness of Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPCs)

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Student Bursaries' newsletter for HEIs and Assessment Centres now available to read

13 November 2012

Issue 5 of Bursary News is now available. It contains a range of stories and updates from NHS Student Bursaries for HEI administrators and DSA Assessment Centres.

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Aquacel Foam Non-Adhesive

05 November 2012

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Availability of EHIC online application system

30 October 2012

The NHS Business Services Authority will be carrying out a major IT system upgrade during the weekend of 2 – 5 November.

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NHSBSA carrying out major systems work 2 – 5 November

29 October 2012

The NHS Business Services Authority will be carrying out a major IT system upgrade during the weekend of 2 – 5 November.

Health Costs

NHSBSA carrying out major systems work 2 – 5 November

29 October 2012

The NHS Business Services Authority will be carrying out a major IT system upgrade during the weekend of 2 – 5 November.

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New social work bursary details set out

26 October 2012

Changes to the social work bursary have been announced today by the Department of Health to provide clarity to prospective students and higher education institutions.

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Message for customers phoning the NHS Student Bursaries and Social Work Bursaries helplines

25 October 2012

NHS Student Bursaries and Social Work Bursaries would like to apologise to any customers who’ve had problems trying to phone our helpline over the last few days.

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Supply Chain Finance (SCF) scheme

24 October 2012

The Prime Minister announced an initiative this week where pharmacies will be able to claim cheap financing from their banks.

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Drug Tariff News - Part VIIIB

15 October 2012

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Hints and Tips Issue 9

09 October 2012

Issue 9 of Hints & Tips now available!

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The effects of Auto Enrolment on Enhanced and Fixed Protection

03 October 2012

With the introduction of the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) also brought in a number of measures that allowed the protection of existing pension provision, including Enhanced and Fixed Protection.

Portal

Additional payment to pharmacy contractors for prescription processing errors

27 September 2012

Details have now been announced of an additional payment to be made to pharmacy contractors to take account of prescription pricing processing errors during the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

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Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

14 September 2012

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Changes to Report Headings

03 September 2012

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NHS Pensions Resource Accounts 2011-2012

22 August 2012

NHS Pension Scheme Accounts were laid before parliament on12 July 2012, the published version can be viewed here

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Guidance on filling in maintenance question on BOSS

02 August 2012

Are you applying for your bursary online this year? Please be aware, questions regarding maintenance payments relate only to child maintenance you pay or receive.

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Pension Saving Statements

01 August 2012

HMRC have allowed all pension schemes until 6 October 2013 before they have to send Pension Saving Statement’s to members affected by the reduction in the annual allowance from 6 April 2011.

Health Costs

New NHSBSA Facebook pages launched

01 August 2012

Today sees the launch of three new NHSBSA Facebook pages.

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Resubmitting evidence of identification in BOSS for existing students

31 July 2012

If you are an existing (continuing) student and are reapplying for your NHS student bursary on BOSS, please note that you do not need to resend in all of your ID if you have already submitted this before.

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Hints and Tips Issue 8

27 July 2012

Issue 8 of Hints and Tips now available!

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Eligibility

25 July 2012

Did you know that one of the most common queries received is ‘Am I eligible for a NHS Bursary?’

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Childcare Allowance

25 July 2012

Please note that if you are a new or a continuing student your childcare allowance will start from the commencement date of your college course and not from the beginning of the month as in previous years.

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20 day application processing timeline

25 July 2012

Please note that best endeavours will be made to assess applications within 20 working days from the requested return date in your invite correspondence.

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Have you checked your BOSS account?

18 July 2012

Have you checked your BOSS account to make sure there is no outstanding evidence required?

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Annual Public Meeting

22 June 2012

The NHS Business Services Authority will be holding its annual public meeting at 4.30pm on Wednesday 4 July 2012 in the Boardroom of Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NY.

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Bursary News Issue 4

31 May 2012

The latest version of Bursary News which contains a range of stories and updates from NHS Student Bursaries for all HEI administrators is now available.

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Extended weeks

21 May 2012

Notification to students who are entitled to the 'extra weeks' allowance

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Making your Student Bursary application

01 May 2012

Over the next few weeks we will be inviting students commencing their courses from June to October 2012 to make an application.

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EPS Release 2 Guidance

23 April 2012

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Message to continuing 2nd year students recommencing their course in April 2012

20 April 2012

Some students in April cohorts were asked to make a new bursary application via our new Bursary On line Support System (BOSS) in order to receive further payments from April 2012.

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Hints and Tips Issue 7

19 April 2012

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Hospitals improve response to antisocial behaviour after NHS Protect training

02 April 2012

Powers brought into force in November 2009 to help staff deal with anti-social behaviour on NHS hospital premises are proving very effective where used, say NHS staff.

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Student Charter Launched

09 March 2012

NHS Student Bursaries has produced a high level charter that outlines the role and responsibilities of individual students, NHS Student Bursaries and Higher Education Institutes to successfully work together in administering the NHS Student Bursary Scheme

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Bursary News - Issue 3

06 March 2012

The latest version of Bursary News which contains a range of stories and updates from NHS Student Bursaries for all HEI administrators is now available.

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Applications for Fixed Protection

01 March 2012

HMRC has introduced Fixed Protection for individuals who may be affected by the reduction in the standard lifetime allowance from 6 April 2012. Fixed Protection applications must reach HMRC no later than 5 April 2012.

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DermaSilk

24 February 2012

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New NHS Pension Scheme Calculators Launched

14 February 2012

The Department of Health have developed calculators to enable members of the NHS Pension Scheme to estimate their future benefits and see any changes to their current scheme benefits under the Government's proposed new scheme.

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Cash Equivalent Transfer Values (CETVs) - Important Information

13 February 2012

In the budget on 23 March 2011, HM Treasury confirmed that they were considering a review of the basis for the calculation of CETVs payable from public service schemes, including the NHS Pension Scheme. That review is now complete.

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Employer's Charter Launched

03 February 2012

The Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Pensions have jointly launched a charter which outlines the roles and responsibilities of Scheme Employers in locally adminstering the NHS Pension Scheme.

Portal

Payment to take account of Prescription Pricing Processing errors related to the Capacity Improvement Programme for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2011

27 January 2012

An update to pharmacy contractors following the deadline for requests for rechecking. This article provides information on the number of requests received and the planned process for undertaking them.

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Database price error

20 January 2012

NHS Prescription Services will be contacting all dispensing contractors who have been underpaid as a result of database price errors identified during routine audit activity.

Portal

Contribution Increases – April 2012

20 January 2012

Further information about the contribution increases for the NHS Pension Scheme planned for April 2012 is now available on this website.

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Hints and Tips Issue 6

13 January 2012

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Cash Equivalent Transfer Values (CETVs) - Important Information

12 January 2012

In the budget on 23 March 2011, HM Treasury confirmed that they were considering a review of the basis for the calculation of CETVs payable from public service schemes, including the NHS Pension Scheme. That review is now complete.

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NHS Pension Scheme - "Heads of Agreement" Reached

21 December 2011

On 20th December 2011 the Department of Health outlined the Heads of Agreement on the proposed design of the NHS Pension Scheme from 2015. Read more....

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NHS Pension Scheme - Consultation on Draft Regulations - 8 December 2011

08 December 2011

On 8th December 2011, the Department of Health started a consultation on the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012. The consultation will end on 20 February 2012 with the regulations due to be effective from 1 April 2012.

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Hutton Proposed Reforms - A Calculator for Scheme Members

25 November 2011

The Department of Health have provided a calculator for Members of the NHS Pension Scheme to support their understanding of the proposed changes in pension relating to the Hutton reform.

Portal

Criminal sanctions rise for assaults on NHS staff

10 November 2011

Sanctions taken against those who assault NHS staff have increased by almost a quarter on last year, figures released today by NHS Protect show.

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NHS Protect - ACPO - CPS agree stronger response to violence against NHS staff

04 November 2011

NHS Protect has signed a three-way agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to curb violence and anti-social behaviour in the NHS.

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Important Information - Cash Equivalent Transfer Values (CETVs)

04 November 2011

In the budget on 23 March 2011, HM Treasury confirmed that they were considering a review of the basis for the calculation of CETVs payable from public service schemes, including the NHS Pension Scheme.

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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH

02 November 2011

On 2 November the Health Secretary wrote to all Chairs of NHS Trusts, SHAs, PCTs, FTs and Arms Length Bodies about the Government’s proposed changes to public service pension schemes.

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NHS Bursary – Health Professional Students: Academic Year 2011/12

19 October 2011

We are pleased to announce that the new NHS Student Bursary application system is going live from 28 October 2011 at 12pm

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NHS Student Bursaries Autumn 2011 Enrolment - An Important Update for Students

12 October 2011

Student Bursaries are currently experiencing a high volume of applications and apologise for the delays some students are experiencing.

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Non Executive Director Re-Appointment

12 October 2011

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is delighted to announce that the Appointments Commission have confirmed the re-appointment of Anne Galbraith to the NHSBSA Board.

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Drug Tariff News - Category M Prices

08 September 2011

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Ill Health Retirement Benefits Application - Reminder for Employers

08 September 2011

The purpose of this article is to remind employers that a member of the NHS Pension Scheme may only make one formal application for the payment of benefits.

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Information for new applicants 2011/12 academic year

01 September 2011

Please read if you are still to submit an application for the 2011/12 academic year

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Department of Health Consultation on changes to employee contributions

28 July 2011

The Department of Health is currently consulting on changes to employee contributions to the NHS Pension Scheme. The consultation exercise will run until 21st October 2011.

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New NHS Bursary Scheme Arrangements from 2012/13

20 July 2011

Please read for details of new NHS Bursary Scheme arrangements from 1 September 2012 announced by the Deptartment of Health

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NHS Student Bursaries – Original Evidence Documentation

20 July 2011

Please read for information regarding sending us your original documentation

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Medical and Dental students - 2012/13 academic year, changes to tuition fee eligibility

13 July 2011

Department of Health announce changes to Tuition Fee eligibility for new Medical and Dental students commencing courses in the 2012/13 academic year

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Pensions Indexation - Change to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI)

11 May 2011

Article outlining the effects of the change in pension indexation measure and the steps that NHS Pensions is taking to notify scheme members about them.

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Launch of NHS Protect

04 April 2011

The fight to protect the NHS in England from crime is strengthened today (4th April, 2011) with the launch of NHS Protect, which has the national responsibility to lead work on protecting NHS staff and resources from crime.

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Lord Hutton's Report on public service pension arrangements - Notice for the attention of all NHS Staff

01 April 2011

Note from Department of Health Pensions Policy Team regarding the potential impact on the NHS Pension Scheme if reforms are introduced along the lines of those recommended by Lord Hutton.

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Cash Equivalent Transfer Values (CETVs) payable from the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS)

25 March 2011

As a result of the Budget of 23 March 2011, HM Treasury has confirmed that they are considering a review of the basis for the calculation of CETVs payable from public service schemes, including the NHSPS.

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HMRC Guidance on NIC's and Injury Benefit Payments from April 2011

23 March 2011

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently amended its guidance (NIM02245) on National Insurance Contributions (NICs) liabilities in respect of National Health Service (NHS) Injury Benefit payments.

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Lord Hutton’s Independent Review into Public Service Pensions Published

10 March 2011

The Independent Public Service Commission’s final report into the future provisions of Public Service Pensions was published on 10 March 2011. This article outlines the Government’s initial response and provides a link to the report itself.

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NHS Pension Scheme - Consultation on draft regulations - 4 March 2011

04 March 2011

On 4 March 2011, the Department of Health started a consultation on the draft NHS Pensions Scheme, Injury Benefits and AVC (Amendment) regulations 2011. This consultation on the amendments will run from 4 March 2011 and last until 27 May 2011.

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February 2011 Hypnotics - Prescribing Guidance and Discussion Points

21 February 2011

The latest edition of the PCT dicussion document "February 2011 Hypnotics - Prescribing guidance and discussion points" is now available.

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Prescribing Review October - December 2010 Hypnotic Drugs

16 February 2011

The latest edition of Prescribing Review 'October - December 2010 Hypnotic Drugs' is now available

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NHS Student Bursaries - Website changes complete!

09 February 2011

Website update complete

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NHS Student Bursaries website changes

07 February 2011

Important - Changes to website - Please read

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Important announcement concerning availability of CETVs from NHS Pensions

13 December 2010

In his budget of 22 June 2010, the Chancellor announced a change in the future pension increase basis from the Retail Prices Index (RPI) to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI).

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Gabapentin 300mg capsules

10 December 2010

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NHS Pension Scheme - Consultation on draft regulations - 3 December 2010

08 December 2010

On 3 December 2010, the Department of Health started a consultation on the draft NHS Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2011. This consultation will last until 15 February 2011.

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NHS Security Management Service wins Suzy Lamplugh award for lone worker system

23 November 2010

New technology backed by strong management has proven to be an award-winning combination for the NHS Security Management Service (SMS).

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July - September 2010 Contraceptives

19 November 2010

The latest edition of Prescribing Review "July - September 2010 Contraceptives" is now available.

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November 2010 Contraceptives - Prescribing Guidance and Discussion Points

19 November 2010

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document "November 2010 Contraceptives - Prescribing guidance and discussion points" is now available.

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Gabapentin 300mg capsules

12 November 2010

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NHSBSA Contact Centre Comes Out On Top

11 November 2010

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Changes regarding the administration and implementation of pension sharing orders

26 October 2010

Notification of changes that NHS Pensions is introducing from 4 January 2011 in regard to pension sharing orders.

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Annual and Lifetime Allowance for Pension Savings Announced

22 October 2010

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way in which tax relief is provided to members of pension schemes in the UK.

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Publication of Interim Public Sector Pensions review – 7th October 2010

07 October 2010

Lord Hutton published his interim report on the future of public sector pensions on 7th October 2010. This contains his initial analysis of the current position regarding public sector pensions.

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Glucosamine

04 October 2010

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DRS Transformation Programme in England

01 October 2010

Information on the transformation programme for the DRS in England

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We want your views on our Volume and Cost of Prescribing, Prescribing Review and PCT Board reports.

17 September 2010

NHS Prescription Services is currently reviewing the suitability of these reports. Please give us your views by completing either or both of these brief surveys.

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Changes to September 2010 Drug Tariff

01 September 2010

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Bristol intensive care ward worker jailed for £96k NHS fraud

25 August 2010

A Bristol hospital worker who worked on an intensive therapy unit (ITU) ward has been jailed for five months for defrauding his employer of over £96,000, following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service.

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August 2010 Drugs for Dyspepsia - Prescribing guidance and discussion points

24 August 2010

The latest edition of Prescribing guidance and discussion points, 'April - June 2010 Drugs for Dyspepsia' is now available.

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Prescribing Review - 'April - June 2010 Gastro-intestinal'

24 August 2010

The latest edition of Prescribing Review, 'April - June 2010 Gastro-intestinal' is now available.

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University of Edge Hill graduate jailed for £27K NHS bursary fraud

16 August 2010

A nursing graduate has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (Liverpool Crown Court, Thursday 12 August).

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Hospital kitchen porter sentenced for £87k NHS fraud

12 August 2010

A kitchen porter at Harrogate District Hospital who came to the UK on a student visa and was never entitled to work full time has been sentenced for defrauding the NHS.

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New guidance given on care record violence markers

10 August 2010

The NHS Security Management Service (NHS SMS) has launched new guidance on the use of markers on patients’ care records, which alert NHS staff to the risk of physical violence or aggression.

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Forecast Out-turn Figures 20/10/11

22 July 2010

The revised Forecast Out-turn figures for 2010/11 are now available.

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Civil servant who claimed dead man’s expenses jailed

16 July 2010

A civil servant has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for defrauding his employers, the Department of Health and later the Ministry of Justice after stealing more than £137,000 (Southwark Crown Court, Wednesday 14 July).

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Northern Ireland Prescriptions

13 July 2010

From 1 August 2010, any patient who presents an NHS prescription form originating from Northern Ireland (coded HS21CS) will not pay a prescription charge for any items on that form that are dispensed in England.

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Stolen UK passport used to defraud £210,000 from NHS

07 July 2010

An NHS worker who stole another woman’s identity to obtain jobs at West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT), and to train as a nurse, has been imprisoned for eight months after defrauding the NHS of £210,000 (Isleworth Crown Court, 5th July 2010).

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Rotherham hospital agency worker imprisoned for £18K fraud

02 July 2010

An agency worker who was overpaid by over £18,000 after submitting forged timesheets has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court (Thursday 1st July).

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Sisters jailed for £123k NHS fraud at the University of Bedfordshire

29 June 2010

Two sisters who lived in the UK illegally for many years, and committed almost identical frauds against the NHS, have each been sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment at Luton Crown Court (Monday 28th June 2010).

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Nursing student caught by NHS Counter Fraud Service

25 June 2010

A woman who was first refused asylum in the UK in 2002 has been sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, for defrauding the NHS of over £18,000 (Woolwich Crown Court, Thursday 24th June 2010).

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NHS Wales Reorganisation Newsletter 3

17 June 2010

3rd Newsletter clarifying NHS Dental Services arrangements for NHS Wales reorganisation

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London hospital chief jailed for £200k NHS and charity fraud

10 June 2010

A senior NHS manager who bought horse semen, thoroughbred horses and numerous other goods and services for her private stud business with NHS funds was jailed for two years and nine months for defrauding the NHS of over £200,000.

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Criminal Asbo to halt UK’s worst hospital hopper

02 June 2010

A homeless man with over 70 aliases who became an expert at faking illness and cost the NHS tens of thousands of pounds in wasted care has been issued with a three year criminal Asbo at Bolton Crown Court, 1st June.

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What does NHS fraud look like? Fraud Awareness Month June 2010

01 June 2010

It is easy for the public and NHS workers to report suspected fraud against the NHS. But too many potential allies in the fight against fraud are still unsure whether to report their suspicions, because they are not certain what counts as fraud.

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University of Bedfordshire nursing student sentenced for £27k NHS fraud

28 May 2010

A nursing student at the University of Bedfordshire has been sentenced to a total of 15 months’ imprisonment for defrauding the NHS of nearly £28,000. (Peterborough Crown Court, Thursday 27th May, 2010).

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Birmingham care worker sentenced for £36k NHS fraud

25 May 2010

A woman with no right to remain or work in the UK, who has been in the country for over a decade, has received a six month jail sentence, suspended for twelve months, for fraud against the NHS.

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January - March 2010 Asthma and COPD

21 May 2010

The latest edition of Prescribing Review, "January - March 2010 Asthma and COPD" is now available.

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May 2010 Asthma and COPD - Prescribing guidance and discussion points.

21 May 2010

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document "May 2010 Asthma and COPD - Prescribing guidance and discussion points" is now available.

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NHS secures hospital order and restriction for violent patient

19 May 2010

The prosecution of a violent patient by the Legal Protection Unit (LPU) of the NHS Security Management Service (NHS SMS) has resulted in a section 37 Hospital Order with a Section 41 Restriction Order being imposed.

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NHS Pension Scheme - Consultation on draft regulations - 11 May 2010

13 May 2010

From 11 May 2010, the Department of Health started a consultation on draft regulations - NHS Pensions Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2010. This consultation will last until 8 June 2010.

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Dover and London GP practice manager jailed for £300k theft

10 May 2010

Following an investigation supported by the NHS Counter Fraud Service, the former manager of GP practices in Dover and London has been jailed for four and a half years at Canterbury Crown Court (Friday 7th May, 2010).

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University of Bedfordshire nursing student sentenced for NHS fraud

04 May 2010

Following a joint exercise between the NHS Counter Fraud Service, UK Borders Agency and the University of Bedfordshire, a former nursing student was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday 30 April 2010 to 9 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.

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5 years jail for Leicester NHS bereavement adviser’s £753k fraud

01 May 2010

An NHS bereavement adviser, who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from the estates of dead patients, has been jailed for five years at Leicester Crown Court (Friday 30th April).

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Thames Valley and Bedfordshire universities nursing student sentenced for fraud

01 May 2010

A former nursing student of Thames Valley University and the University of Bedfordshire received 26 weeks imprisonment today, suspended for 12 months, to be served concurrently, after defrauding the NHS of nearly £40,000 (Luton Crown Court, 30th April).

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Drug Tariff Part XIVC update

29 April 2010

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University of Teesside graduate sentenced for £24k NHS bursary fraud

29 April 2010

A woman who defrauded the NHS of over £24,000 was sentenced today to 9 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after being investigated by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (Teeside Crown Court, Thursday 29th April).

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Thames Valley and Surrey universities nursing student jailed for NHS fraud

27 April 2010

A woman whose application for asylum in the UK was refused, after she overstayed on a student visa, has been sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding the NHS (Reading Crown Court, Monday 26th April).

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Childcare Allowance Review

15 April 2010

We will be reviewing the awards of all students paid the Childcare Allowance in the period 1 September 2009 to 28 February 2010.

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Liverpool manager jailed for £110K theft from NHS

01 April 2010

A Liverpool woman who stole cheques for six years from the hospital crèche she managed was sentenced today at Liverpool Crown Court to 27 months imprisonment.

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Liverpool student sentenced for £22K NHS fraud

29 March 2010

A Liverpool nursing student who had no right to remain in the UK was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for defrauding the NHS of nearly £22,000 (Liverpool Crown Court, 25th March 2010)

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Government IT expert jailed for fraud

29 March 2010

An IT specialist who defrauded nearly £57,000 of public money when he worked at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA) was sentenced to one year in prison (Teesside Crown Court, Friday 26th March).

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Yorkshire dentist jailed for £85K NHS fraud

25 March 2010

An NHS dentist was sentenced to two years imprisonment today at Bradford Crown Court after pleading quilty to defrauding Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trust of £85,000. He paid back the full amount to the Trust just before sentencing.

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Senior Manager defrauded NHS of £245,000

20 March 2010

A senior manager who worked for 19 years within the NHS has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months and to perform 200 hours of unpaid community work for fraud, following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service.

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Reading knife attacker sentenced

17 March 2010

Following a successful prosecution by the NHS Legal Protection Unit (LPU), a man who threatened staff with knives at the Daisy psychiatric ward in Prospect Park Hospital, Reading, has received a conditional discharge (Reading Magistrates Court, 12 March)

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Second Chesterfield GP manager sentenced for fraud

11 March 2010

The practice manager of a GP surgery in Chesterfield, who stole over £30,000 from her employers by fiddling the monthly figures and writing cheques to herself, was sentenced today at Derby Crown Court (Thursday 11th March).

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Midlands serial fraudster avoids prison

05 March 2010

A GP practice manager, who was jailed only two years ago for stealing £38,000 from her employers in Shropshire, was sentenced today to 150 hours unpaid work for failing to declare her criminal convictions when she got a new job in Balsall Heath.

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Oct - Dec 09 Antibiotics excluding Topical Preparations

01 March 2010

The latest edition of Prescribing Review, 'Oct - Dec 09 Antibiotics excluding Topical Preparations' is now available.

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February 2010 Antibiotics excluding Topical Preparations - Prescribing guidance and discussion points

01 March 2010

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document 'February 2010 Antibiotics excluding Topical Preparations - Prescribing guidance and discussion points' is now available.

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Assaults on NHS workers to be treated more seriously by CPS

23 February 2010

The NHS Security Management Service (SMS) welcomes the positive revisions to the sixth edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors, which underscore the public interest in prosecuting all those who attack health workers.

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Disclosure of Senior Managers' Remuneration (Greenbury)

02 February 2010

As stated in the December 2009 Newsletter, all requests for information must be received by NHS Pensions between 1 February and 12 February 2010 to enable us to provide you with the necessary disclosure information by 16 April 2010.

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NHS Pension Scheme - Consultation on draft regulations - 20 November 2009

19 January 2010

From 20 November 2009, the Department of Health started a consultation on the draft NHS Pensions Scheme and Additional Voluntary Contributions (Amendment) Regulations 2010. This consultation will last until 5 February 2010.

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NHS Prescription Services looking for user's views on its information reports

18 January 2010

NHS Prescription Services is running workshops to find out users views on its information reports.

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Thames Valley nursing student jailed for fraud

22 December 2009

A woman with no legal status in the UK, who used forged papers to obtain a nursing place and bursary at Thames Valley University, has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for fraud (Reading Crown Court, Friday 18th December 2009).

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Devon HR manager sentenced for NHS fraud

21 December 2009

A senior NHS human resources manager, who lied about her qualifications to Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT), has received a six month suspended prison sentence and an order to pay £9,600 in compensation (Exeter Crown Court, 18th December 2009).

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Category M Prices

11 December 2009

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Senior emergency medic guilty of £46K NHS fraud

08 December 2009

A nurse who faked his job application to Great Western Ambulance Service, where he worked for over a year as an Emergency Care Practitioner, has pleaded guilty to fraud.

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New NHS powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

30 November 2009

The NHS has today been given new powers to deal with low level anti-social behaviour. The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act (CJIA) 2008 creates a new criminal offence of causing a nuisance or disturbance on NHS hospital premises and refusing to leave.

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July - Sept 2009 ACE Inhibitors and AIIRAs

25 November 2009

The latest edition of Prescribing Review, "July - Sept 2009 ACE Inhibitors and AIIRAs" is now available.

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November 2009 ACE Inhibitors and AIIRAs - Prescribing guidance and discussion points

25 November 2009

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document "November 2009 ACE Inhibitors and AIIRAs - Prescribing guidance and discussion points" is now available.

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Lincolnshire GP practice worker sentenced for fraud

25 November 2009

A clerk has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment at Lincoln Crown Court (Friday 20th November) for the theft of nearly £40,000 from the GP practice she worked for in Long Sutton.

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NHS Wales Reorganisation Newsletter 2

18 November 2009

2nd Newsletter clarifying NHS Dental Services arrangements for NHS Wales reorganisation

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2008-9 figures released on reported assaults against NHS staff in England

16 November 2009

The annual reported assault figures against NHS staff in England are released today by the NHS Security Management Service (NHS SMS).

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All staff can help protect our NHS

10 November 2009

The vital year-round work of the NHS Security Management Service is explained by Managing Director Dermid McCausland in an online broadcast.

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London mental health nurse jailed for fraud

09 November 2009

A woman who used false documents to gain an NHS bursary, training and work, has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for six fraud-related offences at Snaresbrook Crown Court (6th November, 2009). The total loss to the NHS was £72,782.69.

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Drug Tariff November 2009 update - Olive Oil

30 October 2009

As of 1 November 2009 Olive Oil liquid has been removed from Part VIII of the Drug Tariff

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NHS Dental Services Helpdesk relocates to Newcastle

27 October 2009

From 16 November 2009 the NHS Dental Services helpdesk will be relocating to the Newcastle offices of the NHS Business Services Authority.

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Postal Strike

22 October 2009

A message from NHS Pensions following the announcement of Postal Strikes at the Royal Mail.

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UWE radiography student jailed for ‘7 year lie’

20 October 2009

A radiography student who used a fraudulently-obtained British passport to gain her NHS-funded university place and bursary has been sentenced to a total of 19 months’ imprisonment.

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Nursing student jailed 9 months for NHS fraud

19 October 2009

A student who was failed part way through an NHS-funded, 3-year nursing diploma at City University, London, and then embarked on a similar course at Thames Valley University, has been sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment for fraud and faces deportation.

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Chesterfield GP practice manager sentenced for fraud

19 October 2009

A GP practice manager has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for 2 years for the theft of over £56,000 from her employers (Derby Crown Court, Friday 16 October).

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Review of NHS Student Bursaries

14 October 2009

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The NHS Pension Choice Opt-In Form

02 October 2009

We have introduced a new NHS Pension Choice Opt-In Form which will replace the Retirees Declaration Form

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Annual public meeting presentation - 16 September 2009

17 September 2009

The presentation used for the annual public meeting held on the 16 September 2009 available here

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Provision of Member Information to Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) - Changes in Procedure

16 September 2009

This note provides information to Independent Financial Advisers about changes that NHS Pensions is introducing when they request multiple estimates on behalf of their clients.

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Category M Price Changes

08 September 2009

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NHSBSA annual public meeting

04 September 2009

Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting of the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 4pm in the Board Room, Bridge House, 152 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6SN.

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Drug Tariff September 2009 Update

01 September 2009

The guidance document "An Introduction to Part IX of the Drug Tariff" has been updated and the new version can be found here.

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August 2009 Antipsychotic drugs - Prescribing guidance and discussion points

26 August 2009

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document "August 2009 Antipsychotic drugs" is now available.

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Student Bursaries applications are being processed as normal

26 August 2009

NHS Student Bursaries would like to reassure any students who have recently sent in applications for bursaries for 2009/10 academic year that we are processing applications as normal.

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Prescribing Review April - June 2009 Antipsychotic drugs

26 August 2009

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review, "April - June 2009 Antipsychotic drugs", is now available.

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Chair and Non Executive Director re-appointed to NHS Business Services Authority Board

17 August 2009

Paul Rich and David Hulf have been re-appointed to their roles on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Board as Chair and Non Executive Director respectively.

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NHS Wales Reorganisation Newsletter 1

13 August 2009

1st Newsletter clarifying NHS Dental Services arrangements for NHS Wales reorganisation

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United response to attacks on Suffolk NHS staff

05 August 2009

Nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and other NHS staff in Suffolk who are assaulted or abused can expect enhanced support from the authorities thanks to the signing today of an innovative three-way agreement designed to help reduce the problem.

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Drug Tariff August 2009 Update

03 August 2009

Contractors should note the following changes to the August edition of the Drug Tariff

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First NHS lone workers trained to use new security system

31 July 2009

Following a commitment made by the Health Secretary, the Department of Health announced in May 2009 that 30,000 NHS lone workers will receive personal security alarms.

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July 2009 Drug Tariff Update

29 June 2009

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Helping you to monitor the prescribing of ‘specials’

16 June 2009

The ‘Liquid Specials’ tag in ePACT has been re-named ‘Special order products’ to reflect additional presentations which have been added which include creams, ointments, tablets etc.

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ePACT follows National Prescribing Toolkit Changes

16 June 2009

A number of changes are being made to ePACT following the review of Toolkit indicators which was carried out by the Prescribing Support Unit at the Information Centre.

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NHS Pension Scheme Regulations - An update to Stakeholders

08 June 2009

The Department of Health has changed the consultation and effective date arrangements for the NHS Pension Scheme, Injury Benefits and Additional Voluntary Contributions (Amendment) Regulations 2009.

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Deferred Member Option letter

04 June 2009

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‘Exempt’ or ‘paid’ – new online quiz to improve contractors’ knowledge

04 June 2009

NHS Prescription Services has launched a new online, interactive quiz to help dispensing contractors improve their knowledge on whether to submit their prescription forms as exempt or chargeable.

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Category M Price Changes

03 June 2009

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Public are key to fighting NHS fraud

02 June 2009

The contribution of the public and healthcare workers in the fight against fraud and corruption is commended by Managing Director of NHS Counter Fraud, Dermid McCausland in an online broadcast at www.nhscounterfraud.nhs.uk to launch Fraud Awareness Month

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Information for customers who send prescriptions to West Bromwich for processing

28 May 2009

NHS Prescription Services’ West Bromwich prescription processing office will close in July this year.

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NHS Pension- Service Queries and Statement Requests

22 May 2009

This note provides a update to any members who are awaiting service information

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London nursing student imprisoned for bursary fraud

22 May 2009

A woman who pretended to be Dutch to get a university nursing place and over £36,000 in NHS student bursaries was today sentenced to a total of 12 months’ imprisonment for fraud at Harrow Crown Court (22nd May).

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Transfer of benefits - An update to NHS Pension Scheme members

22 May 2009

This note provides an update to members who have requested a transfer of benefits and may be experiencing delays.

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Fertility (Ovulation) Thermometers

22 May 2009

Following a change to legislation on 3rd April 2009

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Earlier online access to the electronic drug tariff

21 May 2009

NHS Prescription Services announced today that it will publish the following month’s electronic NHS England and Wales Drug Tariff three working days early.

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Learning disabilities nurse jailed 9 months for fraud

19 May 2009

A registered learning disabilities nurse, Dzikamai Mussett Mhakayakora, has been jailed for nine months for fraud after being investigated by NHS Counter Fraud and the UK Border Agency (UKBA), at Chelmsford Crown Court (18th May).

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Sheffield mental health nurse jailed 21 months for fraud

19 May 2009

A man who used a forged document to obtain an NHS bursary and train as a mental health nurse has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for fraud at Sheffield Crown Court (18 May 2009) after a joint investigation by NHS Counter Fraud.

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Prison nurse behind bars after defrauding NHS

15 May 2009

An NHS substance misuse nurse who worked illegally in Chelmsford prison has been sentenced to a total of one year’s imprisonment (13 May Chelmsford Crown Court) following an investigation by NHS Counter Fraud and the UK Border Agency.

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Dentist who charged NHS to fix perfect teeth jailed for fraud

08 May 2009

Essex dentist Geoffrey O’Sullivan was sentenced to four months imprisonment yesterday at Chelmsford Crown Court, charged with defrauding the NHS of £10,000 through false accounting following an investigation by NHS Counter Fraud (NHS CF).

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Drug Tariff May 2009 Update

01 May 2009

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NHS Prescription Services Prescribing Data available on the Information Centre for Health and Social Care Website

01 May 2009

The Information Centre for Health and Social Care have published the Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) for 2008 and a new service to allow Primary Care Trust Prescribing Data to be viewed on their website.

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Medical centre manager jailed for NHS drug fraud

23 April 2009

Philip Andrew Hunt, former practice manager of a GP surgery in Carmarthenshire, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for defrauding the NHS to obtain a powerful painkilling drug - following an investigation supported by NHS Counter Fraud.

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Department of Health employee and shopkeeper jailed for conspiracy to defraud

23 April 2009

A Department of Health (DH) staff member and a Preston shopkeeper, who conspired to defraud the DH of nearly £50,000 by abusing the Welfare Food Scheme, have received prison sentences at Leeds Crown Court (22 April).

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Six-month jail sentence for £114k NHS fraud

03 April 2009

A Zimbabwean man living illegally in the UK for the past five years was today sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment for each of eight offences, to run concurrently, following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (Guildford Crown Court).

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Drug Tariff April 2009 Update

01 April 2009

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BNF 57 - Changes to Dental Practitioners' Formulary

27 March 2009

The following changes to the Dental Practitioners' Formulary came into force on 1 March 2009....

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Pharmacist gets 9 month jail sentence for prescription fraud

25 March 2009

Leading pharmacist Dr Hooman Ghalamkari MBE received a nine-month jail sentence today at Worcester Crown Court (25th March), after an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (CFS).

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Pharmacist to be sentenced for prescription fraud

17 March 2009

Leading pharmacist Dr Hooman Ghalamkari MBE is due to be sentenced this Wednesday at Worcester Crown Court (18th March), after an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (CFS).

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Cheshire man sentenced for student nurse assault

09 March 2009

A man from Rixton has been sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to assaulting a student nurse when he was an inpatient at Warrington Hospital in December 2008.

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B Braun Urimed Night Drainage Bag

06 March 2009

The order number for the B Braun Urimed night drainage bag...

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Category M Price Changes

06 March 2009

The Department of Health have announced the price changes for Category M which will apply to prescriptions dispensed from the 1st April 2009.

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Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) - Updated Information for Pensioners of the NHS Pension Scheme

05 March 2009

An error has been discovered, which will affect a small percentage of pensioners in all Public Sector Pension Schemes, including current pensioners of the NHS Pension Scheme.

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Added Years- Member Update

05 March 2009

This note provides an update to members who have requested information about buying Added Year and may be experiencing delays.

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October - December 2008 Drugs used for Eczema

03 March 2009

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review, "October-December 2008 Drugs used for Eczema" is now available.

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February 2009 Atopic Eczema - Prescribing guidance and discussion points

03 March 2009

The latest edition of the PCT discussion document "February 2009 Atopic Eczema -Prescribing guidance and discussion points" is now available

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Hollister Moderma-Flex

03 March 2009

The following items appear in the March 2009 edition of the Drug Tariff with an incorrect price of 249p instead of 7470p for a pack of 30...

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Category M Price Changes

03 March 2009

The Department of Health have announced the price changes for Category M which will apply to prescriptions dispensed from the 1st April 2009.

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Drug Tariff Part IX Updates

01 March 2009

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Social Work Bursary - Review of Practice Learning Opportunity (PLO) Contribution

25 February 2009

A review of Practice Learning Opportunity (PLO) funding, was recently undertaken. As as result of that review, a total PLO contribution of £1,725 will be payable for the duration of the course, regardless of the students' study pattern.

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Nottingham hospital temp sentenced for fraud

19 February 2009

A health care assistant, Maria Jimenez, received an 18 month supervision order today at Nottingham Crown Court for defrauding the NHS by altering her timesheets, following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service.

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Illegal NHS worker found guilty of £114k fraud

18 February 2009

A Zimbabwean man living illegally in the UK for the past five years has been found guilty of frauds worth over £100,000 at Guildford Crown Court today following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service.

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Estimate/A-Day Valuation Requests - Member Update

17 February 2009

This note provides an update for members who have requested an estimate/A-Day Valuation Request

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Budesonide

13 February 2009

The February 2009 published Drug Tariff does not include Budesonide 200micrograms/dose inhaler [200 dose] as a part VIII generic category C product based upon Pulmicort ®....

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Head of NHS Security Management, Richard Hampton, to speak at NHS Workforce Health and Wellbeing conference

12 February 2009

Head of Security Management, Richard Hampton, will be speaking at the NHS Workforce Health and Wellbeing conference at the Earls Court Conference Centre in London on 24th March 2009.

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Drug Tariff Part IX Updates

06 February 2009

Contractors should note the following changes to products listed in Part IX of the Drug Tariff.

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Three sentenced for £250,000 NHS pressure chamber fraud

04 February 2009

Two men who ran a private decompression chamber designed to treat potentially fatal cases of “the bends” in divers and their accomplice were sentenced today for conspiring to defraud the NHS of £250,000.

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February 2009 Drug Tariff

30 January 2009

A printing error has occurred within the February 2009 edition of the Drug Tariff. Pages i and ii of the Preface have been omitted, these are available in the Preface to the electronic Drug Tariff.

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Twelve Months Jail for Royal Pharmaceutical Society Member

20 January 2009

Pharmacist Mr Subhash K Mehta has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and given a £45,000 confiscation order at Southwark Crown Court (19 January 2009) following an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (CFS).

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Coventry woman sentenced for NHS drug fraud

20 January 2009

A Coventry woman received a 61 week custodial sentence at Coventry Crown Court this week (15 January 2009) for using false identities to obtain drugs from a pharmacy in Gloucestershire.

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Liverpool dentist sentenced for ghost NHS patient claims

16 January 2009

Liverpool dentist Robert Nolan was today sentenced to twenty custodial sentences of 36 weeks each to be served concurrently, suspended for 18 months, after being found guilty of multiple counts of fraudulently claiming money from the NHS.

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NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service signs new MOU with Audit Commission

09 January 2009

The NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (NHS CFSMS) is pleased to announce that a revised memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed with the Audit Commission.

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Two hospital managers sentenced for CV fraud in a week

08 January 2009

HR manager Attah Okoji was today handed a six-month suspended jail sentence at Newcastle Crown Court for lying about his criminal convictions to get a job in England’s largest mental health trust – the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Trust.

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Former NHS Director jailed for CV lies

06 January 2009

A former Director of Planning and Service Modernisation at NHS Stoke on Trent has been sentenced to 12 weeks in custody after lying on his CV about his professional qualifications.

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Doctor Appears In Court For Falsifying Prescriptions

05 January 2009

A doctor who was working for a drug and alcohol advice service today pleaded guilty at Watford Magistrates’ Court to seven counts of forgery after falsifying prescription claims.

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Sharpsbin Concession

23 December 2008

The name of the product ‘Sharpsbin' was changed to ‘Sharpsguard' over a year ago.

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Successful prosecution shows violence against NHS staff is never acceptable

11 December 2008

A Somerset man who assaulted two NHS staff causing them physical injury was today sentenced for three counts of common assault at Taunton Crown Court.

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Category M Price Changes

09 December 2008

The Department of Health have announced the price changes for Category M which will apply to prescriptions dispensed from the 1st January 2009.

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Non Executive Director Re-appointed to NHSBSA Board

01 December 2008

NHSBSA non executive director is re-appointed to the Board

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Increase in Essential Small Pharmacy LPS Payments

28 November 2008

The recent payment awarded by the Department of Health to Essential Small Pharmacies will be shown on the Schedule of Contractor Payments..

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NHS Pension Scheme Review - Consultation on draft regulations - 19 November 2008

21 November 2008

On 19 November 2008, the Department of Health started a consultation on the draft NHS Pension Scheme and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2009. This consultation will last until 11 February 2009.

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NHS staff ‘speak out’ about physical assaults

05 November 2008

Official figures released today by the NHS Security Management Service (SMS) show that there were 55,993 reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England 2007/8 – a rise of 284 from last year’s figure of 55,709.

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Security Awareness Month highlights staff safety in NHS trusts

01 November 2008

Improving staff safety and security in NHS Trusts across England will be the focus of this year’s Security Awareness Month (SAM) in November.

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Non Executive Directors Re- Appointed to Board

31 October 2008

Three Non Executive Directors have been re-appointed to the NHSBSA Board for a second term.

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Annual Review Summary

01 October 2008

An annual review of how all divisions of the NHSBSA have been performing 2007 to 2008

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Reminder to customers who send batches to Liverpool

30 September 2008

Following the what's new item on 11 August, the NHSBSA PPD would like to remind all of it's dispensing contractor customers..

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Category M Price Changes Update 25/09/2008

25 September 2008

Please note the following three products have been recalculated..

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NHS bursary payment dates

19 September 2008

NHS Bursaries are paid in monthly instalments. New students will normally get their first bursary instalment within 10 working days of starting training and subsequent payments on the third Friday in each month..

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Online second edition of NPC's "Dispensing with Repeats. A practical guide to Repeat Dispensing."

15 September 2008

The National Prescribing Centre (NPC) has published a second edition of "Dispensing with Repeats. A practical guide to Repeat Dispensing."..

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NHSBSA Annual Review Now Avaliable

01 September 2008

The NHSBSA Annual Review 2007/2008 is now available

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Biatain

01 September 2008

The following products have been deleted from Part IXA of the Drug Tariff for August 08, however..

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Compensation Arrangements: January - May 2008

26 August 2008

The Department of Health and PSNC have agreed compensation arrangements for any error due to NHSBSA PPD system failure and as a concession for contractors who may not have been aware of flaws in their own business processes for checking declarations..

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Prescribing Review

22 August 2008

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review (Apr - Jun 2008 Drugs Used for Osteoporosis) is now available on the Index of PPD Publications page

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Bolton, Durham and Liverpool PPD office closures

11 August 2008

As part of our programme to bring in our new processing system we are consolidating all of our processing sites into three regional ones based in the North East (Newcastle), North West (Middlebrook) and Yorkshire (Wakefield)..

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Online Video Guide to New Processing Technology

06 August 2008

A NEW video guide has been launched online to help pharmacists find out more about the new processing technology being used to pay them correctly.

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One Additional item to be processed as discount not deducted

22 July 2008

One additional item Neupro transdermal patches treatment initiation pack, is to be processed as Discount Not Deducted from 1st August. This will not appear in the printed list until the September Drug Tariff.

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Additional items to be processed as discount not deducted

18 July 2008

12 additional items are to be processed as Discount Not Deducted from 1st August. These will not appear in the printed list until the September Drug Tariff.

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Dispensing Endorsement Guidance

15 July 2008

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Switching – Compensation agreement

08 July 2008

As a result of the introduction of new prescription pricing technology in early 2007 by the Prescription Pricing Division, the Capacity Improvement Programme (CIP) there has been a substantial increase in “switching” of prescriptions..

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Branded drugs that are produced by more than one manufacturer

01 July 2008

Some branded drugs are available from more than one manufacturer, but are still licensed under the same name.

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Preston and Manchester office closures

20 June 2008

These offices are now closed as of today 20 June.

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January - March 2008: Prescribing of drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system Prescribing Review

27 May 2008

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review (Prescribing of drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system) is now available on the Index of PPD Publications page.

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Prescription processing offices closure plan

22 May 2008

As part of our programme to bring in our new processing system we are consolidating our existing nine processing sites into three regional sites based in the North East (Newcastle), North West (Horwich) and Yorkshire (Wakefield).

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Offender Health

19 March 2008

From 1st April 2008, following a change to the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2007 (for England only).

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Form to report cases of switching

07 March 2008

The information you send us on this form will be used to assess the impact of changes in PPD processes in checking exemption declarations on the number of forms that are switched and will inform negotiations between the PSNC and the Department of Health..

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Oct - Dec 2007 Drugs Used in Mental Health Prescribing Review

21 February 2008

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review (Oct - Dec 2007 Drugs Used in Mental Health) is now available on the Index of PPD Publications page.

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Pharmaceutical companies to provide product information electronically for prescription from NHS systems

30 November 2007

Pharmaceutical companies to provide product information electronically for prescription from NHS systems

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Drugs used in Asthma and COPD Prescribing Review

19 November 2007

The latest edition of the Prescribing Review (Jul - Sep 2007 Drugs used in Asthma and COPD) is now available on the Index of PPD Publications page.

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Sorting & Submission of Private CD forms

19 October 2007

Dispensing contractors are now required to submit original Private Controlled Drug Prescription for schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs.

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Intercalating Students – Important: please read

13 September 2007

Medical Students who are eligible for NHS Bursary support in 2008/09 and who choose to undertake an intercalation year at either the same or a different university should be aware that the maximum tuition fee contribution that can be met..

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Initial implementer sites for Release 2 of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

21 August 2007

Following the Department of Health (DH) and NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) invitation for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to express an interest in becoming initial implementers for Release 2 of the Electronic Prescription Service, over one third..

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FP10MDA Dispensing Endorsement Guidance

24 January 2007

This guidance provides further clarification on dispensing endorsements for FP10MDA forms.

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NHSBSA

01 April 2006

The NHS Business Services Authority was formally established as the responsible body for the services and activities described in this website on 1 April 2006.

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NHS Student Bursaries - Data Protection and Freedom of Information

31 March 2006

This message is to advise Students as Data Subjects that the NHS Pensions Agency ceases to exist from close of play on the on the 31st March 2006 and is now a division of a new organisation, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). However..