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Funding cuts: vulnerable patients 'ultimate losers' say pharmacists

Pharmacies looking at variety of ways to reduce costs in light of proposed funding cuts

Diabetes UK wants pharmacists to become 'Clinical Champions'

Diabetes UK wants pharmacists to make a difference to services for patients with diabetes in their area

DH proposals "ill-conceived and inconsistent" says Pharmacy Voice

Pharmacy Voice calls government commitments to enable community pharmacy to be integrated into NHS

Independent saves £20k with R&D tax credits

Independent contractor claims back over £20k in retrospective tax relief

Public accept pharmacy as healthcare venue

Consumers increasingly willing to have care delivered in non-traditional settings by non-traditional providers

GPhC fee levels to remain at current levels

GPhC fees for pharmacists, technicians and premises will remain at current levels for 2016/17

PSNC issues service development proposals to DH

Proposals include repeat dispensing as default, patient registration and enhanced medicines optimisation

The trouble with technology

Claire Ward warns of the dangers of getting carried away with digital technology

Implications of the junior doctors' dispute

Onlooker considers the rights and wrongs of the junior doctors' dispute

A scary tale

Once upon a time, in England, as independent contractors around the country focused their skill and dedication on supporting the health of their patients during one of the busiest weeks of the year, a group of disingenuous civil servants somewhere in Whitehall were feeling a little guilty about the contrived letter they had told the intern to send to pharmacy bodies. They had typed it hastily between important meetings and hoped the fudge would go unnoticed ...

Local emergency supply scheme would save £120k

NHS-funded emergency supply scheme is a viable option to reduce NHS workload, concludes study

Cuts mechanism favours multiples, says Numark

"DH is throwing pharmacy to the wolves," says D'Arcy

Up to 3,000 pharmacies expected to close

Pharmacy minister Alistair Burt predicts that up to 3,000 pharmacies could close, with independents hit hardest

Strachan slams DH proposals as "nonsense"

Proposals are a "slur" on community pharmacy, says Strachan

RPS Scotland manifesto calls for greater use of pharmacists

RPS Scotland calls for pharmacists integration in health hubs and at point of admission to hospital

Pharmacy sales outstrip market performance

Nearly 80 per cent of demand for pharmacy purchases coming from first time buyers, says Christie & Co

MHRA issues statement on halted French clinical trial

No clinical trials were taking place in UK using drug involved in the French trial suspended after fatality

PSNC fears further, larger, funding cuts in 2017/18

Further cuts to pharmacy funding could be on the way, warns PSNC

Alliance beats the weather with 99% of deliveries completed

Successful delivery rate shows extent of winter preparedness, says wholesaler

Pharmacy could deliver Health Checks more efficiently, says study

NHS Health Checks helped prevent at least 2,500 heart attacks and strokes in five years

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