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The case for a dispensing robot

A range of factors affects the suitability of automation and technology for each pharmacy business. This module considers the business case for installing dispensary automation.  

NPA chairman reacts to announcement on cuts

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

Dispensing improvement?

Richard Hough considers the legal implications of hub-and-spoke dispensing

Some good news

Continuing with its nomadic existence, Pharmacy London meets today in London Councils’ offices at 591⁄2 Southwark St (shades of Harry Potter). Strangely, it is cheaper than hiring a room at the RPS’s new premises, even after members’ discount.We have a dilemma. Some see Pharmacy London as the pre-eminent organisation for pharmacy contractors across London in both a representational and negotiating role. In recent times, it has done both. NHS England has used PL for disseminating information and negotiating the vaccination service. However, increasingly, NHS England has been using our meetings as reason for cutting other engagement at local level.

Your opinion counts

Recent consultation responses from the NPA

News from the NPA

News for members from the NPA

Hub and spoke proposals widely criticised

Pharmacy bodies criticise government proposals for hub-and-spoke dispensing

Hub and spoke proposals unclear and unfair, says PSNC

PSNC's Gordon Hockey, speaking at the annual HDA conference, argues against hub and spoke proposals

Government drops hub and spoke plans

NPA welcomes government announcement that it is scrapping plans for hub and spoke legislation

HDA raises fundamental concerns over hub and spoke

National wholesalers express concerns about widespread adoption of hub-and-spoke dispensing models

Independents have little appetite for hub and spoke

Numark members doubtful about benefits of hub and spoke

The hub and spoke debate

The NPA’s investigation into Hub and Spoke dispensing has highlighted a number of significant concerns with Government plans

Should we fight, or talk?

Our recent Leicestershire federation seminar on ‘Securing your pharmacy future’ attracted over 50 independent contractors from as far afield as Leeds and Kent. With an agenda covering key business survival strategy, the biggest concern on the mind of every pharmacy owner was the financial viability of their business. Keynote speakers included business advisors from pharmacy banker Santander and leading specialist pharmacy agent Christie & Co. Both institutions insist our sector is still buoyant, but they did warn about the impact of eroding pre-tax profitability on pharmacy valuations.

Half of independents may use hub and spoke, government predicts

Up to 50 per cent of independents will use hub and spoke, predicts government

Independents reject hub and spoke

Cambrian survey: 90 per cent of independents against wider use of hub and spoke

DH doesn't want to close pharmacies, says Burt

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

A game of strategy, or fantasy?

The influence of the BBC’s ‘Dickensian’ theme seems to have reached as far as the NHS just before Christmas, with ruthless Mr Scrooge slashing pharmacy funding in an unprecedented manner. Moreover, he certainly forgot to emerge in 2016 as a reformed and generous man!By imposing a cut of £170m in pharmacy funding for 2016-17, the Global Sum will shrink to £2.63bn and our funding in cash terms will be reduced by a dramatic 6 per cent before we factor in the additional hit from national minimum wage reviews and pension contributions.

Hubs, spokes, and technology

The greatest impact on our profession over the next decade is going to come from technology. We already need to keep records of patient care to ensure the safety, quality, consistency and continuity of the service we provide. So our current use of technology, whether simply using a phone or fax machine or engaging with patient information with systems such as PMR or EPOS, is well established in pharmacy practice.



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