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Analysis

Govt has not planned for closures despite ‘obsession’ says PSNC Dukes

“It is to us as a sector” to discuss issues like consolidation and the Pharmacy Access Scheme, he argued.

MP highlights Pharmacy Magazine shortages campaign

Labour MP Holly Lynch urged the pharmacy minister to “get a grip” on the problem of medicine shortages in a parliamentary debate this week.

Community pharmacies more likely to fail GPhC inspections

Community pharmacies are more likely to fail a GPhC inspection but also account for all pharmacies rated excellent.

RPS tasked with analysing pharmacy technicians’ roles

The early career report was commissioned by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and Health Education England.

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

DHSC tackles “inequitable” reimbursement patterns

The Government has launched a consultation on community pharmacy reimbursement reforms.

“A curate’s egg” - responses to funding deal come in

Community pharmacy's unprecedented five-year funding deal has been met with a range of responses.

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

Scottish contractors see fine print of 2019-20 settlement

Part 7 Drug Tariff discount clawback for contractors in Scotland has been retrospectively reset.

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

Pharmacy cuts in England a wake up call for Wales

Westminster's decision to impose cuts in England triggered positive changes for the sector in Wales, the NPA conference heard.

King's Fund reports on primary care home model

Local change factors gleaned from early primary care networks provide insight for local development

9 in 10 don't attend MURs after discharge

About nine in 10 people don’t book a post-discharge medicine use review (MUR) even when reminded in hospital, a study has found.

UK fails to back global medicine pricing agreement

A shadow minister has said he is “appalled” at the UK Government’s decision not to back a global resolution aimed at making medicine pricing more transparent

Multiples' closures adding up

The UK’s major pharmacy businesses appear to be going through a period of reckoning as cuts begin to really bite

Hammond: Spending boost if Brexit deal passes

A £26.6bn fund set aside for a no-deal Brexit will go towards boosting public spending if the UK leaves with a deal

Conference sketch: Sigma in Oman

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine told delegates the Government was “crystal clear” about the importance of pharmacy

MHRA black market crackdown working

As of February 2019, 32 investigations have been initiated and 86 suspects arrested or interviewed under caution

NHS chief: No deal medicine plans “activated”

Matt Hancock revealed in the course of the hearing that the Government has “of course” prioritised medicines over food

Ireland makes 'watch list' of medicines threatened by Brexit

The ‘watch list’ of medicines that could be affected by Brexit includes essential drugs such as radiotherapy products

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