The following are announcements on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC):
Expansion of the NHS New Medicine Service
Amended Directions for the expanded New Medicine Service (NMS) and a new Determination for the service have been made and published.
The updated Determination includes information on expounded therapeutic areas where the service is now available, the catch-up NMS which may be offered to eligible patients who did not receive the service due to the pandemic and the number of interventions required per month to reach targets.
More information can be found in the Service Specification.
Determination for the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service (CPSIVAS)
An updated Determination for claims associated with offsite provision of the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service has also been made.
The NMS and CPSIVAS Determinations apply from 1 September and will be included in Part VIC of the Drug Tariff from October.