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PSNC 'very close' to agreeing funding for next year

Simon Dukes has provided an update on progress on the first annual contract review.

Monthly planner - May

Things to do and things to know in community pharmacy across the UK.

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.

Finding time for MURs

Coalface Contractor Mukesh Lad gives a fellow independent tips on creating time to deliver services

Food for thought

It seems the larger multiples are all in favour of MURs. There have been reports of Cohens, Lloyds, and Boots putting significant pressure on their pharmacists to deliver more MURs. It’s not surprising – it’s been estimated that if every branch of Boots reached the maximum 400 per year, it would boost their profits by about £30 million. No wonder they like them!

Time to stand together

Claire Ward considers what The Guardian article on Boots and MURs means for the rest of the profession

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.

Your country needs you

Have you seen the iconic recruitment poster from the First World War: Lord Kitchener, with his waxed moustache looking directly at you with the caption ‘Your Country Needs You’? I was reminded of it by a recent survey conducted by Pharmacy Voice which found that nine in 10 GPs would like more help from us in making sure that medicines prescribed for the over-75s were necessary and being taken properly ...



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