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PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

PSNC: ‘Transitional payments’ linked to item numbers

The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.

‘Over 1,000 pharmacies’ have signed up to consultation service

Over 1,000 pharmacies have signed up to deliver the CPCS since registration began on September 2, the pharmacy minister said.

PSNC: “Urgent negotiations” on funding distribution ongoing

“Urgent negotiations” are taking place between the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the Government.

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Funding settlement is “a total disaster”

The new contract is simply part of the DHSC plan to force closures, says Sheffield pharmacist Chris Armstrong

CPCF: Any change needs proper resources

The clinical service agenda is pharmacy’s best hope for a change in fortunes, says NPA vice chair and chair of policy and practice, Andrew Lane

Insight: We must make the contract work

By Alexander Humphries* Even Donald Trump would find it difficult to call the new contract settlement “the best deal in the history of deals” but the ink is now dry and we have to make the most of it...

Funding settlement is a leap of faith

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine Is the new contractual framework in England a good deal or a bad one for community pharmacy? Rather like Orthrus, the two-headed dog in Greek mythology with each head pointing in a different direction, there are two diametrically opposed views on this. Both are represented in this issue, from “total disaster” on the one hand to “best hope of changing our fortunes” on the other.

Lloyds parent company: ‘We believe pharmacies will close’

McKesson UK chief Toby Anderson said the new settlement is “neither as good as we hoped nor as bad as we feared.”

PSNC to hold roadshows to explain five-year deal

A series of roadshows will help pharmacists understand how the five-year settlement will impact their pharmacies.

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Insight: Our future is being decided behind closed doors

By Alexander Humphries For community pharmacists the last few years have been an emotional roller-coaster, from the pits of despair to the giddy heights of... mere despondency. If you are anything like me, you will have been living hand-to-mouth, struggling to pay the bills at the end of the month, while the decision-makers from their insulated metropolitan bubbles look to strangle the sector financially because they perceive there are too many pharmacies.

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

Celtic nations streets ahead on community pharmacy

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine The contract talks between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England remain shrouded in secrecy but some strong clues are beginning to emerge. Pharmacy’s negotiators are pushing hard for a multi-year settlement like the one the GPs have, while urgent care is a key priority for the NHS as underlined in the Long Term Plan. A national minor illness referral service is very much on the cards. The Scottish and Welsh Governments recognised some time ago the benefits that such schemes offer patients and the NHS, so it is good to see England catching up at last. However, where Scotland and Wales diverge from England is over medicines optimisation in long-term conditions.

Simon Dukes: PCNs will spur new thinking

By Simon Dukes, chief executive PSNC You may well be thinking that primary care networks (PCNs) is just another primary care shake-up. In some ways it is – but there are some important ways in which this one is different for us. First, this change is going to reroute a lot of primary care funding directly through networks of GP practices while specifying seven key services that these networks must deliver. Some of these services are due for roll-out from April 2020 and they include structured medication reviews (by clinical pharmacists), enhancing health in care homes, anticipatory and personalised care, supporting early cancer diagnosis, CVD diagnosis and prevention, and local action to tackle inequalities.

The future is services, says PSNC in new video

The changing NHS landscape presents opportunities for community pharmacy but the sector will need to adapt, PSNC has said in a new video animation

“Challenging” talks ahead as 2019-20 negotiations start

Urgent care referrals, medicines safety and “challenging discussions on funding and reimbursement” are all expected to be on the agenda

Steve Brine resigns as pharmacy minister to back Brexit motion

Mr Brine resigned to vote against the Government on Brexit, leaving the future of pharmacy contract talks unclear

Category M boost as interim settlement announced

The global sum for community pharmacy in England and the Single Activity Fee are to remain at current levels

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