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QOF Business Rules Coding Issues

Following the introduction of SNOMED, NHS Digital’s business rules team has been converting and mapping the READ and CTV3 codes into SNOMED, which has proved difficult and complex....

Retention of PGDs

The Screening & Immunisation Team (SIT) recently issued the following advice regarding retention of PGDs. As these documents are the legal mechanism by which a medicine (in this case a...

Changes to clinical pharmacy criteria

GP practices will find it easier to apply for the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme following the relaxation of criteria. Providers covering a population of 15,000 will...

Prescribing of cannabis-based products

The new regulations to widen the availability of cannabis-based medicinal within the NHS came into effect today, 1 November 2018. Prescribing is restricted to a doctor on the GMC...