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Public Accounts Committee: The PCN system neglects clear evidence of abuse by repeat offenders
The process of issuing penalty charge notices (PCNs) – fines sent to patients who have incorrectly claimed exemption from prescription charges or...
20/09/2019 20
The panel faced criticism from MPs over the "complicated" prescription exemption system
Pharmacists have a duty to provide “patient-centred care”, Keith Ridge stressed, which includes guiding patients “through the system” to help them...
05/07/2019 44
Pharmacies still had to perform standard exemption checks in more than half of piloted cases
The real-time exemption checking (RTEC) system – which is currently being used in four pharmacies in Manchester, Oldham, Leeds and Cleethorpes –...
17/05/2019 13
NHS estimates it lost £212m in 2017-18 from people incorrectly claiming exemption
The number of prescription checks has “significantly increased” over the past five years – from 750,000 in 2014-15 to 24 million by 2018-19 –...
14/05/2019 13
The DH has enlisted pharmacists to check whether a patient is exempt before dispensing
Earlier this month (October 14), the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) announced a pilot – due to begin next year – which would see “data-...
26/10/2018 20
DH: Fraudsters who scam the NHS will be exposed and brought to justice
A pilot – due to begin next year – will see “new smart data-matching technology being deployed on the frontline” so pharmacists can check whether a...
15/10/2018 16
NHS BSA: An online prescription returns process won't make payments faster but will prevent delays
The resubmissions, or “refer back process”, whereby prescription applications are sent back to pharmacies for more information before payment is...
17/09/2018 3
The Northern Ireland government estimates prescription charges could generate £20 million a year
In a briefing document published on Monday (December 18), the Northern Irish Department of Finance outlined three proposed approaches to “balancing...
21/12/2017 1
The prescription charge in England will jump 20p to £8.40 on April 1. The charge increased 15p last year, and has risen steadily since the turn of...
14/03/2016 14

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