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PSNC/LPC reforms 'will not give multiples more power'

Professor David Wright says he does not believe his proposals on reforming PSNC and LPCs will give the multiples more power.

Simon Stevens visits pharmacy to mark CPCS milestone

NHS chief Simon Stevens marked the fact pharmacies in England have processed over 300k CPCS referrals. 

Report: PSNC needs radical overhaul to gain leverage with DH

A report into the effectiveness of PSNC and LPCs recommends a radical overhaul of existing structures to strengthen the negotiator's hand.

Well approaches academic for BAME guidance

Well has approached English Pharmacy Board member Mahendra Patel for advice on helping BAME communities.

Pharmacy staff could be first in line for Covid vaccine

Frontline health and social care workers are at increased personal risk of exposure to infection, says the JCVI.

Hancock visits pharmacy to praise sector's Covid efforts

Health secretary Matt Hancock visited a London pharmacy yesterday to give his thanks for the sector’s role in supporting local communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists 'should be given training in suicide prevention'

A pharmacist and academic has called for pharmacists to be given formal training on suicide prevention.  

Welsh pharmacies get extra £18m in three-year deal

Multi-year deal and more money for community pharmacy contractors in Wales as transformation programme gathers pace after Covid pause.

Pandemic delivery service could be scrapped in July

PSNC to discuss the future of the pandemic delivery service if the Government's shielding policy is rolled back.

Upfront payment scheme for antibiotics underway

Two contracts out to tender to develop new medicines which will be paid for by a ‘subscription-style’ payment model.

AZ does distribution deals for Oxford Covid vaccine

AstraZeneca has reached an agreement to supply up to 400 million doses of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine currently being trialled. 

RPS: Government must act on second BAME Covid report

EPB chair Claire Anderson urges the government to “urgently” act on a report on Covid-19`s impact on BAME communities.

Low cost steroid hailed as breakthrough Covid-19 treatment

The low-cost steroid dexamethasone has become the first drug proven to significantly reduce deaths in patients hospitalised with Covid-19.

Pharmacy teams get free access to Covid-19 mental health training

Pharmacy teams are among those who can access Public Health England’s new psychological first aid (PFA) training course.

PSNC launches audit to bolster government funding talks

PSNC has launched an audit to record data on the advice and support community pharmacies in England give patients.

DHSC announces initial drug concessions list for June

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the first wave of drug price concessions for the month.

98% of GPs sign up to new PCN contract

Almost all GP practices in England have signed up to the new primary care network (PCN) contract for next year, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Fitness to Practise complaints jump 40%

The GPhC saw a 40 per cent increase in concerns being raised around pharmacist and pharmacy technicians in April compared to the previous month.

RPS president apologises for comments on BAME discrimination

RPS president Sandra Gidley apologised for recent comments concerning efforts to tackle discrimination against BAME pharmacists.

NPA: Give MPs oversight of hub & spoke bill

The NPA says a Bill allowing changes to the law on medicines supply must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

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