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.
I found out today after attempting to collect my prescription from my local pharmacy that I can no longer receive my treatment for endometriosis.
An Australian study has demonstrated both economic and clinical benefits to community pharmacist running a minor ailment service.
As part of the Health and Sport Committee enquiry into primary care Director of Operations Matt Barclay from Community Pharmacy Scotland and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board Jonathan Burton gave evidence.
The respect we earn as pharmacists and pharmacy staff is a long way from that of our colleagues in other sectors, our work is not well understood and I think the phrase ‘just sticking labels on boxes’ is one all in pharmacy are familiar with.
There’s so much outrage on the go at the moment but I have to say the amount money drained from the NHS via the oversupply of medication must be staggering and largely unmeasured.
We were lucky that she came on to talk about her career so far and her work in this area to date.
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.
Low pay, targets, performance management and no lunch break. Some complain of feeling guilty for taking a toilet break. The miserable conditions many community pharmacists have to put up with have been well documented in pharmacy circles. That said, really very little has changed in community pharmacy in the last 30 years.
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