There are no significant changes compared to the previous Approved Particulars and no actions are required by community pharmacy contractors except for those relating to the Pharmacy Practice Leaflet.
The Pharmacy Practice Leaflet Approved Particulars have been updated to reflect changes to NHS structures and guidance on use of the NHS identity; the updated requirements for leaflets no longer refer to Primary Care Trusts or NHS Direct instead referring to NHS England and NHS 111. They are also now in line with the revised NHS identity guidance published in 2017.
PSNC has updated its Pharmacy Practice Leaflet template which contractors can use. The Pharmacy Practice Leaflet Approved Particulars will take effect on 31st July 2018, so contractors will need to update their leaflets over the next six months, so they have a revised leaflet available for patients by 31st July 2018.