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auditMarch 16 2015

The national pharmacy audit which was due to start last week will now start on March 23.

The audit, part of the contractual arrangements in England, was delayed as NHS England had not managed to send out the required paperwork to contractors ahead of the scheduled start date of March 9.

Pharmacy contractors are required to conduct the audit over either of the following two revised audit periods:

•    Period 1 - Monday 23 March to Sunday 5 April
•    Period 2 - Monday 6 April to Sunday 19 April.

PSNC, NHS England and NHS Employers have issued a joint statement, saying: “We are very pleased that we are now in a position to take forward this important audit. We believe the outcomes of the audit will provide valuable information on the existing community pharmacy service and will influence how the service is configured in the future.”

Information collected during this audit to will be used by NHS England to inform its review of urgent and emergency care and to consider how it can work with GP practices and community pharmacies in order to improve services to patients.

Links:

PSNC announcement    

PSNC National Audit guidance    

NHS Employers announcement         

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