Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Join

Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

NHS

NHS England extends NUMSAS pilot for third time to September 2019

NHS England has told pharmacy providers that the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) pilot is to be extended for another six months, until 30 September 2019.

In a letter to NUMSAS providers sent on 19 March 2019, NHS England said the pilot “has been extended as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework arrangements until 30 September 2019”.

The Pharmaceutical Negotiating Services Committee (PSNC) confirmed to The Pharmaceutical Journal that the extension is part of the interim contractual arrangements agreed on 8 March 2019.

The PSNC added that the long-term future of the service is expected to be discussed as part of the negotiations, which it says will begin in April 2019.

The pilot, in which NHS 111 refers patients requiring urgent access to a medicine to community pharmacy, was first launched on 1 December 2016 and has been extended twice before.

It was due to end in March 2018, but in November 2017 NHS England announced that the scheme would be extended for six months until September 2018 to allow for a “proper evaluation”.

In September 2018, health minister Steve Brine said the NUMSAS pilot would again be extended and run until the end of March 2019.

According to a letter sent to NUMSAS providers in February 2019, more than 4,170 community pharmacies have registered to provide the service, with NHS 111 referring a total of 196,588 cases to the NUMSAS between December 2016 and November 2018.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2019.20206328

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Pathology and Therapeutics for Pharmacists

    Pathology and Therapeutics for Pharmacists

    An practical, integrated approach to the pathophysiological and pharmacotherapeutic principles underlying the treatment of disease.

    £54.00Buy now
  • Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes

    Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes

    All you need to know about prescribing or administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes. Over 400 drug monographs as well as facts to inform clinical decision making.

    £54.00Buy now
  • Disease Management

    Disease Management

    Disease Management covers the diseases commonly encountered in primary care by system, with common therapeutic issues. Includes case studies and self-assessment sections.

    £54.00Buy now
  • BNF for Children (BNFC) 2019-2020

    BNF for Children (BNFC) 2019-2020

    The BNFC contains essential practical information for all healthcare professionals involved in prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children.

    £59.95Buy now
  • Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions 3

    Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions 3

    Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions 3 is the third volume in a series that follows on from the previous, highly popular Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions 2. It features more than 400 entirely new, closed book and calculation questions. It can be used in conjunction with the previous volume or on its own.

    £35.00Buy now

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.