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NHS director quizzed on community pharmacists ‘jumping ship’

An NHS official has denied claims that employment incentives for GP-practice based pharmacists will harm community pharmacy.

Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

Why we all need to get behind CPCS and make it a success

It is vital that the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service demonstrates that pharmacy wants to be better integrated into the NHS and can deliver quality clinical services, argues Michael Holden of Pharmacy Complete.

Pharmacies receiving ‘surprising’ CPCS referrals from NHS 111

A number of pharmacies have reported being “surprised” at some of the CPCS cases referred to them by NHS 111 call handlers.

CPCS gets out of the blocks

Figures suggest that just under 17,500 referrals were made in the first two weeks of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Exclusive: Over 17k CPCS referrals in first two weeks

Pharmacies in England received over 17,000 referrals through the consultation service during the first two weeks. 

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

CPCS: We all need to make it work

The CPCS will help us reposition pharmacy and show decision-makers what we can do, says Malcolm Harrison, chief executive, Company Chemists’ Association.

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.

Sign up for CPCS, urges NHS England integration chief

NHSE wants as many contractors as possible signed up to the service by October 29.

NHSE&I publishes CPCS Toolkit

The CPCS aims to reduce pressure on the primary and urgent care system, particularly hospital A&E departments and GP out-of-hours.

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.

Advising customers of a unique formulation for a blocked and runny nose from colds

Understand the differences between topical medication for nasal symptoms of the common cold, and topical medication for ongoing nasal problems

PSNC: “Urgent negotiations” on funding distribution ongoing

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

Landmark NHS 111 referral scheme to launch on October 29

The first details have been released about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

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.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

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