Acting on behalf of a client in West Yorkshire, PSC have achieved what may be, as far as we know, the first successful claim for a Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) review.

Our client had been granted a new contract several years ago on the basis that the local area was deprived and access to the nearest pharmacy was difficult.  However, when the PhAS was introduced, our client’s pharmacy was excluded because the software used to measure distances found the journey to the nearest pharmacy to be less than a mile.

PSC prepared a detailed case explaining why the decision to exclude the pharmacy was wrong.  Despite suggesting that claims should take no more than 6 weeks to be processed, more than 4 months after submitting the application, the decision was finally overturned!