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Analysis

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

RPS stays silent on Ash Soni unlawful dispensing

The RPS fails to respond to questions on whether it took action against Ash Soni over unlawful dispensing at his pharmacy.    

RPS launches members survey after damning views from pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched its own survey to gauge what its members think about it.

‘Broad support’ for proposals on new education standards for pharmacists

Responses to a GPhC consultation indicate "broad support" for plans to integrate academic study and practical experience.

Scottish contractors see fine print of 2019-20 settlement

Part 7 Drug Tariff discount clawback for contractors in Scotland has been retrospectively reset.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

RPS is failing independent pharmacists, survey reveals

Pharmacists in independents and small multiples have criticised the RPS for a lack of leadership and relevance.

We’ll support independents, promises RPS chief

RPS chief Paul Bennett vows to work with independent pharmacists as the new NHS structures emerge.

GP DMIRS could send 20m patients to community pharmacy

A patient referral model could lead to 20.4m GP consultations being transferred to community pharmacy.

No PCN funding “earmarked for pharmacy”

No portion of PCN funding has been “earmarked exclusively for pharmacy,” says the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer.

Sweetheart union law change post-Boots?

The PDA-Boots tussle has ended but will there be a law change making it easier to end sweetheart union arrangements?

Decriminalisation – one year on

Twelve months after its introduction, what impact has the defence against prosecution for a dispensing error had?

Generic panic post-Brexit

How are pharmacy and pharmaceutical players ensuring patients have access to medicines post-Brexit?

Cannabis conundrums

Certain medical products derived from cannabis are now available on prescription in the UK. Richard Hough examines a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for patients…

Cannabis conundrums

Certain medical products derived from cannabis are now available on prescription in the UK. Richard Hough examines a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for patients…

Call for pharmacy to be more supportive of women carers

Pharmacists are in an ideal position to empower women in these roles, says new report.

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