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Can pharmacy make it happen?

Can the profession 'Make it Happen' without Pharmacy Voice? asks ICP Editor Steve Bremer.

Forward View: making it happen

Pharmacy Voice, PSNC and RPS launch next phase of Community Pharmacy Forward View project

Looking on the bright side

Pharmacy Voice chair Claire Ward urges independents to think positively after funding cuts shock

The way forward

Claire Ward considers what contractors might do next after funding cuts

A state secret?

I wonder how many of us knew that NHS England has a head of community pharmacy strategy. Her name is Anne Joshua; however, in her biography I can’t find any mention of experience of working in or with community pharmacy, or even primary care. Previously, she worked for 10 years as the associate director of pharmacy leading the Health and Medicines Information Service at NHS Direct, before becoming the NHS England pharmacist lead for the NHS 111 Digital Urgent Care programme. I wouldn’t hold any of that against her, and I have no reason to believe that she did anything other than a first-class job in these roles, but ...

A visionary alternative

It is difficult to know what the final outcome will be of the government’s plans for pharmacy. I assume that the worst case scenario is that the full £170m cut originally proposed would be implemented from December. And the best case consists of whatever the Department of Health can be persuaded to do as a result of further negotiations and campaigning. There is no doubt that the strength of representations, including over two million signatures on a petition, has not passed unnoticed by politicians and government officials.

No contractor immune to cuts, says Celesio

Celesio's Cormac Tobin calls government handling of funding cuts "grossly disingenuous"

Turning the tanker

The editor's comment, September 2016

Pharmacy Voice urges dialogue on funding

Pharmacy Voice joins other pharmacy bodies concerned that DH is rushing funding decisions

Cuts delayed pending government rethink

Pharmacy minister announces decision on cuts to be delayed, but gives no more details

Pharmacy sets out an ambitious future

Bold vision for the future sets out pharmacies as health and wellbeing centres

GP Forward View gets mixed reaction

Investment in GPs could be better spent on pharmacy, say professional bodies



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