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Pharmacy funding talks may start in couple of months

PSNC chief Simon Dukes said pharmacy negotiations with the government have been delayed because of Brexit.

Boots creates new specialist practitioner role

Boots creates new role allowing pharmacists to use their clinical knowledge to design services.

Give pharmacy multi-year settlement, says NPA

The NPA urges the government to give community pharmacy a multi-year funding deal after handing GPs a five-year contract.

Final January concessions revealed - on January 31

The DHSC announced its final list of drug price concessions for January on the last day of the month.

Residents prescribed at least one antibiotic over 12 months

Half of residents in UK long-term care facilities were prescribed at least one antibiotic over 12 months. 

Pharmacists must collaborate following 5-year GP deal

PSNC chief Simon Dukes urged pharmacists to collaborate with GPs and partner with other pharmacists.

Pharmacies must be FMD-compliant regardless of Brexit

The NPA did not reveal how many members are ready for FMD and Numark said it did not monitor that information. 

Generic panic post-Brexit

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

Campaign will increase public confidence in pharmacies

A campaign designed to increase public trust in community pharmacies starts next week.

Second list of January price concessions revealed

The DHSC revealed its second wave of price concessions for January - 25 days into the month.

GPhC must consider cheaper base before increasing fees

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urged the GPhC to look at other ways of reducing costs such as moving out of Canary Wharf.

Boots stop stocking Drontal products after review

Boots has stopped stocking Drontal pet products following a review last year.

We will think twice about raising concerns with RPS

A pharmacist who lodged bullying allegations with the RPS was shocked that it will not tell her its verdict. 

Sanofi imports Clexane from Italy to cover shortage

Sanofi has imported supplies of Clexane 40mg from Italy to cover any shortages.

Pharmacists risk missing out on quality payments

An NHSBSA report reveals 2,207 contractors have only validated one or two sections of their NHS website.

QIVc vaccine available for 2019-20 flu service

The QIVc vaccine, known as Flucelvax Tetra, can be ordered for the 2019-20 flu vaccination service.

Falsified Medicines Directive – is your pharmacy ready?

The long-awaited supply chain legislation comes into force this month but are pharmacists ready for it?

Interview: Pharmacy model is not fit for purpose

Pharmacies need to do more to survive in an integrated care system, says Dr Jagan John.

Minor ailment service in Scotland a hit with patients

Significant numbers of people in Scotland who use the minor ailment service rated it 10 out of 10.

DHSC reveals first list of January price concessions

The DHSC announce the first list of drug price concessions for the month - 21 days in.

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