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Contractors and not “usual suspects” should drive LPC and PSNC reform

An oversight board made up of only contractors should monitor how the recommendations in the Wright report are implemented

Dukes brands lack of Covid funding "a disgrace"

PSNC in talks about two streams of funding – recognition of Covid-19 costs and a bid for an increase in the global sum under the review mechanism.

CPhO Keith Ridge praises community pharmacy's Covid response

England’s chief pharmacist says sector’s response to the Covid crisis was “of the highest order” and demonstrated "its essential clinical role".

Pharmacist IPs core to new NHS Pharmacy First Plus

Pharmacies to be paid £2,000 a month - service has to be delivered for a minimum of 25 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks of a rolling year

Hancock urged to allow pharmacists to amend scripts

Health bodies petition health secretary for change in the law to allow pharmacists to amend scripts when medicines out of stock.

GP flu jab banners send wrong message says MP

Exclusive: GPs seeking to dissuade patients from having their flu jab in a community pharmacy are not being constructive, says Nigel Mills MP. 

Hancock to ‘drive money towards pharmacy’

Hancock plans to “drive money towards pharmacy” from a growing NHS budget, on the condition they provide “more NHS services”.

PHE replacement ‘must include pharmacy’ says RPS

The body replacing Public Health England must use pharmacy to address the NHS care backlog, the RPS warned. 

Government must replenish medicines 'buffer stock' say MPs

Government urged to build up buffer stocks of medicines ahead of second wave of pandemic

£370m advance 'nowhere near enough' says Lord Grade

Lord Grade has criticised the government over the £370 million in advance funding it handed to community pharmacies during the pandemic. 

APPG appoints Jackie Doyle-Price as its new chair

The All-Party Pharmacy Group has appointed the Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price as its new chair.

Govt backs down from 3k pharmacy closures position

Government ministers have publicly distanced themselves from the previous Conservative administration’s position on pharmacy closures. 

Pharmacies part of Covid-19 road to recovery

Key issues for the life sciences sector explored as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Legal action against Hancock over retired pharmacist's Covid-19 death

A dentist has brought proceedings against the health secretary and Public Health England after his father, a retired London community pharmacist, died of Covid-19.

CPNI bids for resources to help NHS re-establish

Pharmacies can provide significant support as NHS re-establishes normal working

PDA urges Hancock to talk to unions about pharmacy safety

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to hold talks with unions and employers on pharmacy workers' safety as lockdown eases.

Extend visas for pre-reg pharmacists, Priti Patel urged

Home secretary Priti Patel has been urged to extend Tier 2 and 4 visas for pre-registration pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hancock clarifies ‘extra £300m’ pharmacy comments

Matt Hancock has been forced to clarify remarks about the £300m cash advance being paid to pharmacies in England.

Minister praises pharmacies' 'outstanding' Covid-19 response

Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill has thanked community pharmacists for their commitment in an open letter to the sector.

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