After discussions with PSNC, Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed. This is to correct a predicted shortfall in the margin delivery rate for the current financial year and it will be reviewed in the autumn. At […]
Community pharmacy news
PharmaDoctor’s previous public facing website has already connected tens of thousands of travellers with local pharmacies. Using PharmaDoctor’s Travel Health eTool, pharmacies can offer much-needed services to those heading abroad. Inspired by the success of that project, PharmaDoctor is launching a new website on the 17th July to connect patients with a full range of clinical services provided by community pharmacies.
John Nuttall, CEO of Well Pharmacy, has announced his retirement and will be leaving the business on 30th September 2019.
Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland can once again avail of funding to run community pharmacy independent prescribing clinics. The total value of money allocated for the financial year 2019/20 remains unchanged from last year at £1 million.
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a £100,000 funding package for pharmacist training. The minister emphasised the importance of ensuring that the pharmacy workforce has the right skills to deliver A Healthier Wales, Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and social services. The new backing will fund specialist clinical skills training for […]
This week the Scottish Government have confirmed the 2019/2020 financial package for community pharmacy. The settlement has now been put in place on a 1-year community pharmacy funding package to cover the financial year 2019-20. Highlights of the 2019-20 settlement include the following: The remuneration Global Sum will be reset for 2019-20 at […]
Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) has voiced its opposition to new plans to introduce a new five-year year apprenticeship as an alternative to the existing degree-only route to qualifying. Consultation on the proposal, which has been put forward by a group of pharmacy employers, was ‘not well advertised’ and too short for interested parties to answer key […]
Well Pharmacy announced the results of its first official charity partnership with the Stroke Association. The partnership raised over £200,000. Launching in January 2017, the key aim of the partnership was to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke, to encourage the general public to get their blood pressure […]
The team at Cadham Pharmacy have been recognised in parliament. Seven members of parliament brought a motion in support of the innovative work achieved at Cadham by pharmacist owner Bernadette Brown and her team. The early day motion passed by the seven MPs reads as follows: “That this House commends the ongoing […]
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has initiated the negotiation process with a set of proposals which have been agreed with NHS England. These have now been shared with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). The negotiations will take the form of tripartite discussions between representatives from all three organisations. PSNC […]