Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) has announced a comprehensive series of events across Scotland to inform their members about the upcoming changes to the Pharmacy First service in community pharmacy in Scotland.
Community pharmacy news
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is consulting on proposals to increase registration fees for pharmacy premises from £262 to £365. This represents a 39% increase.
Well has now completed its rollout of Central Fulfilment, enabled by a new integrated PMR, in just over a year. Now live in 746 pharmacies across England, Scotland and Wales this has laid the foundations for Well to integrate services.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is calling for better joined-up services, as part of its “Better for Women” report. It emphasises the need for national strategies to meet the needs of girls and women across their life course – from adolescence, to the middle years and later life.
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 […]
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 […]