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Health Warning

I am profoundly disturbed by the government’s decision to cut our funding by 6 per cent: it is no less than an act of wanton destruction. By the government’s own estimates, as many as 3,000 pharmacies could be forced out. Obviously, our representative bodies should present a united front to fight this cut, but from what I have seen they haven’t actually grasped the underlying issue – that this is simply another step in a cynical assault on the NHS.Pharmacy Voice produced the most vigorous protest, but it won’t have the slightest effect.

Choices and decisions

There’s no doubt the Department of Health has managed to achieve what it intended with the funding cuts. Pharmacy has become a frenzy of engagement, activity and debate – something our representative bodies have never before been able to achieve. Despite years of endless conferences, campaigns and even a government-backed call to action, it’s taken a £176m threat to our income to jump-start a reaction.

Independent Voice – toughing it out

Pharmacy Voice chair Claire Ward is dismayed at funding cuts, but calls on the sector to work together

DH doesn't want to close pharmacies, says Burt

Burt says aim of cuts is to create efficiencies, not close pharmacies

Now or never, or maybe not

Up to 3,000 pharmacies to close – so what's new, asks Steve Bremer

Funding cuts: vulnerable patients 'ultimate losers' say pharmacists

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

NPA calls on contractors to mobilise political opinion

Ian Strachan predicts "war of words" with government over cuts will soon enter new phase

NPA chairman's new year message

NPA chairman Ian Strachan expresses the Association's empathy and support for independents

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