Political

Save the date: 21 November!

A political campaigning day for community pharmacy is being organised.

PDA and NPA urge safety first in supervision debate

The PDA and NPA have jointly appealed to members of the Department of Health's Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safety 'pledge'.

Winter crisis now "all year crisis", says NHS Confederation

Confederation urges support for "every part of the system" during the next few months.

Alliance warns patients at risk in Brexit negotiations

The Brexit Health Alliance warns that patients will suffer unless negotiators make sure that issues such as access to new medicines are given the attention they deserve. 

Independents urged to build bridges with local MPs

The NPA will give bespoke support to any pharmacist hosting an MP in their pharmacy.

RPS raises concerns over mooted prescription restrictions

The RPS believes people on low incomes wouldl be disproportionately affected by the change.

Claire Ward joins PDA as public affairs director

Independent Community Pharmacist columnist and former chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation and more recently chair of Pharmacy Voice, has been appointed director of public affairs at the Pharmacists’ Defence Association.

New push for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Better publicity for the Prescription Prepayment Certificate is also urged.

Steve Brine appointed minister for pharmacy

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP has been appointed in the post-election reshuffle.

No pharmacy representation in new Brexit Health Alliance

The Brexit Health Alliance is a new partnership formed to to be voice of health sector as the UK leaves the European Union.

Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

New government urged to reset relationship with pharmacy

Following yesterday's General Election and resulting hung parliament, pharmacy bodies have called on all political parties to recognise the important role of community pharmacists.

Cuts danger highlighted on BBC News

A young pharmacist has argued against the Department of Health cuts on prime-time TV.

Time to find a new common ground

The legal battle may be over but the challenge to get policy makers to understand the true potential of community pharmacy goes on, writes Claire Ward.

NHS spending must be linked to GDP says NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation has called on political leaders to pledge to spend at least a fixed percentage of GDP linking health spending to the success of the economy.

NPA decries ‘NHS myopia’ over GP-based pharmacists

The National Pharmacy Association has criticised NHS England for expanding its programme of recruiting practice-based pharmacists.

RPS appoints new chief executive

Paul Bennett has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). He will take up his post at the beginning of July.    

Pharmacy Voice publishes its last annual review

With the organisation due to disband at the end of this year, Pharmacy Voice has published its last annual review, looking back at its activities and achievements during 2016.

Your chance to help shape community pharmacy across Britain

If you would like to represent the membership at national level and help influence and shape the profession, now is your chance!

Minor Ailment Service extends across all pharmacies in Inverclyde

The Scottish Government announces extension to MAS pilot to start from January 30
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