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Sharpe warns of testing year ahead

Sue Sharpe posts a New Year message to the profession

Numark launches funding cut toolkit

Toolkit gives tips and advice on how to improve business efficiency in light of cuts

Hats off to Wales

For some, there’s better news “We’re recognising that it’s about quality, regarding community pharmacy remuneration. The health minister for Wales, Vaughan Gething, announced that, unlike in England, funding for community pharmacy wil lnot be cut. Hurrah! Instead, pharmacists in Wales will be rewarded for improving medicines safety and for providing clinical services. That’s not to say the pharmacy contract in Wales won’t change; it almost certainly will, but clinical services will take priority over dispensing. MrGething said: "We're recognising that it's about quality, not just quantity.”

NPA chairman reacts to announcement on cuts

Ian Strachan calls funding cuts a "slap in the face"

The way forward

Claire Ward considers what contractors might do next after funding cuts

What now?

Funding cuts go ahead against best advice

Presented with a fait accompli

It was gratifying to see the media coverage of the government’s cost-cutting measures for community pharmacy this past week or so. No matter that the spokeswoman from Pharmacy Voice on Radio 4’s Today programme seemed a bit nervous, the message was clear: community pharmacy is facing big cuts and pharmacies will close. Establishment payments will reduce from December, with a 12 per cent cut in the global sum from December to March, followed by a 7.4 per cent cut in 2017-18. The pharmacy minister, David Mowat, calls them ‘efficiency savings.’ They are weasel words.

Campaign to secure your future

Ian Strachan provides an update on the NPA campaign

No funding cuts for pharmacies in Wales

Welsh Government pledges continued support for community pharmacy

All-Party Pharmacy Group to investigate funding cuts

All-Party Pharmacy Group to investigate government plans for funding cuts

Government imposes funding cut

PSNC criticises government's "short-sighted and ill-judged" imposition of funding cuts

PSNC rejects DH 12% funding cut

PSNC rejects "reckless" proposed funding package for 2016/17

NPA criticises "contradiction" in DH position

NPA chairman Ian Strachan calls announcement of pilot scheme a "smokescreen"

Profession angry and disappointed at cuts

Pharmacy bodies react with anger and disappointment at news of a proposed 12% funding cut

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

A nail-biting wait

Brexit has introduced a great deal of uncertainty concerning the future of the of the British economy. Investments are being delayed and the markets are jittery. Let’s be honest – we all like certainty. Being certain about something enables us to plan, to invest and to look to the future with confidence. So what should we make of the fact that Parliament has broken for its summer recess and the expected announcement regarding the government’s plans to cut funding for pharmacy in England by £170 million has not been made?

Time to wake up

Both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing are holding their annual conference as I write. Speakers in both conferences have highlighted the pressures on the NHS.  The RCN revealed that beds were in such short supply that frail elderly people were being moved in the middle of the night and that, in order to move patients out of A&E departments, some were left on trolleys in corridors or received treatment in storerooms. The BMA said that the National Health Service was “bursting at the seams”.

Look on the bright side

Community pharmacy is in a relatively strong position to innovate and adapt

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