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Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Stevens

The NPA has urged Rishi Sunak to set aside some of the £3 billion for the NHS to support pharmacies.

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

GPhC to implement new education standards 'as early as possible'

New standards include the aim of people being independent prescribers at the point of registration.

Hancock slammed by pharmacist on BBC Question Time

Matt Hancock was accused by a pharmacist on BBC Question Time of underestimating the Covid vaccine challenge.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

Over 1.7m reached by Test and Trace claims Government

The government claims over 1.7 million people have been reached through its test and trace programme.  

NPA to give 'hard-hitting' response to Covid inquiry

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette says his organisation will give a 'hard-hitting' response to a Covid-19 inquiry. 

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. 

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