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Hints and Tips, open days and webinars

Hints and Tips is a quarterly bulletin designed to help our customers with their interaction with NHS Prescription Services. We produce two versions - one for dispensing contractors and one for information services users.

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Dispensing contractors:

Information Services users:

Apr 19

Issue 35 (PDF: 2.43MB)

Issue 35 (printable)(PDF:2.41MB)

Issue 34 (PDF: 2.10MB)

Issue 34 (printable)(PDF: 2.09MB)
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Jan 19

Issue 34 (PDF: 2.01MB)

Issue 34 (printable)(PDF: 2.34MB)

Issue 33 (PDF: 2.13MB)

Issue 33 (printable)(PDF: 2.13MB)

Oct 18

Issue 33 (PDF:2.99MB)

Issue 33 (printable)(PDF: 1.64MB)

Issue 32 (PDF: 3.05MB)

Issue 32 (printable)(PDF: 3.05MB)

Aug 18

Issue 32 (PDF: 2.17MB)

Issue 32 (printable)(PDF: 2.07MB)

 
Jun 18  

Issue 31 (PDF: 290KB)

Issue 31 (printable)(PDF: 1.81MB)

Apr 18

Issue 31 (PDF: 1.43MB)

Issue 31 (printable)(PDF:2.69MB)

 
Mar 18 -

Special Edition (PDF: 1.43MB)

Special Edition (printable)(PDF: 2.92MB)

Jan 18

Issue 30 (PDF: 1.30MB)

Issue 30 (printable)(PDF: 2.64MB)

Issue 30 (PDF: 1.47MB)

Issue 30 (printable)(PDF: 2.81MB)

Oct 17

Issue 29 (PDF: 346KB)

Issue 29 (printable)(PDF:3.10MB)

Issue 29 (PDF: 1.90MB)

Issue 29 (printable)(PDF: 3.97MB)

Aug 17

Issue 28 (PDF: 1.30MB)

Issue 28 (printable)(PDF: 2.43MB)

Issue 28 (PDF: 1.29MB)

Issue 28 (printable)(PDF: 2.43MB)

Apr 17

Issue 27 (PDF: 2.03MB)

Issue 27 (PDF: 2.22MB)

Jan 17

Issue 26 (PDF: 1.84MB)

Issue 26 (PDF: 2.94MB)

Oct 16

Issue 25 (PDF: 1.79MB)

Issue 25 (PDF: 2.50MB)

Jul 16

Issue 24 (PDF: 2.33MB)

Issue 24 (PDF: 2.25MB)

Apr 16

Issue 23 (PDF: 1.15MB)

Issue 23 (PDF: 501KB)

Jan 16

Issue 22 (PDF: 1.08MB)

Issue 22 (PDF: 947KB)

Oct 15

Issue 21 (PDF: 4.20MB)

Issue 21 (PDF: 4.33MB)

Sep 15

Special edition (PDF: 6.09MB)

 

Jul 15

Issue 20 (PDF: 4.50MB)

Issue 20 (PDF: 1.24MB)

Apr 15

Issue 19 (PDF: 5.06MB)

Issue 19 (PDF: 967KB)

Older editions are available on request.

We hold monthly open days so our customers can come and see how we process prescriptions. We hold them at different times of the day to make it easier for people to come to them and each session lasts about three hours.

Anyone involved in sending in prescriptions for reimbursement and remuneration should find them useful, such as a pharmacist, dispensing doctor or GP who claims for personally administered items, or a dispensing appliance contractor. 

2018 open days

2018 dates at all our sites (Excel: 19.4KB)

2019 open days

2019 dates at all our sites (Excel:15.4KB)

How to book your place

Spaces are limited to 12 people at sessions held in Newcastle and 10 people for each session at Middlebrook and Wakefield, so it's important to book early.

Priority will go to customers involved in sending in prescriptions for reimbursement and remuneration. For other people who are interested, we’ll put your details on our reserve list and contact you if spaces become available on any session.

Sessions are also subject to sufficient demand, so please let us know as early as possible if you're interested in coming along as undersubscribed sessions will be withdrawn.

Contact us to book your place, or if you have any queries:

Newcastle

Book by:
Telephone: 0191 203 5490 or 0191 203 5237
Email: nhsbsa.open-days@nhs.net


Wakefield

Book by:
Telephone: 01924 334210
Email: nhsbsa.central.pharmacy-visits@nhs.net


Middlebrook 

Book by:
Telephone: 01204 677901
Email: nhsbsa.nwadm@nhs.net

 

We hold webinar sessions on a range of topics to keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. The sessions are usually 30 minutes.

Dispensing contractor webinars

Book a place

To book your place on the webinar, please email your completed booking form to the address stated on it and we’ll send you details on how to join the session.  

Spaces are limited so please try to book early.
 

Quality Payment Scheme

Providing guidance on how to submit your declaration for the Quality Payment Scheme November review.

Booking form and dates for this webinar:

To follow

NMS and MUR

Insight and guidance on how to submit your quarterly NMS & MUR data.

If you would like to know how to submit and are interested in attending a webinar, contact nhsbsa.nmsmur@nhs.net and we'll get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time.
 

Prescription Item reports

Providing guidance in reconciling the Schedule of Payments with the Prescription Item Report. Please note this is only available to Pharmacy & Appliance Contractors.

If you are interested in learning more about the Prescription Item Reports and would like to attend a webinar please contact nhsbsa.cipcustomercontactteam@nhs.net and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time.
 

Book a place

If you would like to learn more and are interested in attending any of the webinars, contact nhsbsa.webinars@nhs.net and we'll get back to you to arrange a suitable date and time.
 

Prescription switching 

Giving insight and guidance on why prescriptions are switched from exempt to chargeable or from chargeable to exempt.
 

Endorsing

Providing help and guidance on how and when to endorse prescriptions to ensure you receive accurate reimbursement for the products you dispense and correct remuneration for the services you provide.

Pharmacy account submission (pharmacy contractors only)

Includes help and guidance on completing your submission document and shows you how to correctly prepare, sort and submit your account at the end of each month.

Dispensing doctors account submission (dispensing doctors only) 

Includes help and guidance on completing your submission document and shows you how to correctly prepare, sort and submit your account at the end of each month.

FP10MDA forms 

Providing guidance and advice on completing and submitting your FP10MDA forms.

Personally administered drugs and medicines (PADMS)

Providing help and guidance on completing your FP34 PD appendix to ensure you receive accurate reimbursement for the products you administer.

2 sessions available Tuesday 11 June at 2pm or Thursday 4 July at 2pm.