I have worked as a Community Pharmacist for 22 years and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of those years. I love my job. I love the interaction with patients and the bond formed with my team as we strive every day to provide an efficient and caring service to our community. Unfortunately, I feel that this has started to change in the last few years since the funding to Community Pharmacy was drastically reduced.
Following negotiations between PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I, HM Government has agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. The deal secures funding of £2.592bn per year for community pharmacies. The agreement also sets out a vision for the expansion of clinical service delivery through pharmacies over the next five years, in line with the NHS Long
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 […]
Hundreds of lives could be saved thanks to a ground-breaking new service which will help GPs to identify and correctly treat AF patients at risk of stroke.
Pharmacists can now access vital patient information quickly and simply through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a new online guide to help pharmacists develop the leadership qualities needed to work at the local and regional level across different NHS systems in England. Aimed at pharmacists already in a leadership role or ready to take their first steps into system leadership, the resource […]
A scheme in Tameside, Greater Manchester run by NHS doctors and nurses using Skype to help older people get faster care has reduced avoidable ambulance call-outs and helped people stay out of hospital. In the last two years, they have prevented 3,000 avoidable visits to A&E and freed up 2,000 GP appointments by […]
NHS England and NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) are now starting to take a firmer approach to deter fraud. In early 2018, NHSBSA started trialling an approach with people who have received five or more penalty charge notices (PCNs) in a 12-month period but had made no attempt to pay. Selected repeat offenders […]
The NHS is putting in place medical and clinical experts, including 200 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, who will support care home residents to improve quality of life, cut hospital stays and reduce over-medication. The move comes as officials begin the process of executing various elements of the NHS Long Term Plan. The […]
A new £9 million programme to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, NHS England announced. The scheme, which will run until next March, will see almost 20,000 people at higher risk of experiencing a stroke receive targeted checks and treatment as part of the NHS Long […]