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Scripts exemptions go digital in fraud crackdown

Health and Social Care secretary Matt Hancock has announced a five year programme to tackle fraud in the NHS

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

“Bank at my back”: pharmacists’ category M concerns

Contractors in England have expressed dismay at the news their margins will be squeezed between November and March by a £50m category M clawback (£10m per month) and a 3p drop in the single activity fee

Hancock’s half hour…

The new(ish) health secretary Matt Hancock has shown he has a sense of humour and at least some idea of how community pharmacists contribute to primary care

PSNC: “Difficult decision" to accept 2018-19 funding offer

PSNC chief Simon Dukes acknowledged that many contractors would be “disappointed to hear that there is no more money available for pharmacies” and said accepting the offer had been a “difficult decision”

Mental health is our ”defining challenge” says Hancock

On World Mental Health Day 2018, health secretary Matt Hancock described mental health as the “defining challenge of our age” and acknowledged the issue has not been adequately resourced to date

FMD funding tabled for 2019-20 contract negotiations

Negotiations between PSNC and the Government on the issue of whether pharmacists will receive funding for implementing the FMD will form part of the 2019-20 contract discussions, CEO Simon Dukes said

Insight: Reasons to be cheerful

By Alexander Humphries I am refreshed and raring to go after the summer holidays. Apart from the next six months being hellish regarding the comings and goings of staff as they continue their personal journeys of maternity leave, promotion, leavers and new starters, there is plenty to be optimistic about. For a start, we apparently have a Secretary of State who wants to invest in pharmacy – at least until his civil servants get their hooks into him. This is something we haven’t had in a very long time. I feel optimistic, as I always have been, that Government and NHS England are running out of time and options for getting a grip on the health service.

CCA welcomes DHSC focus on pharmacy regulation

Proposals by the DHSC to steer pharmacy from ministerial legislation to professional regulation are to be welcomed, the Company Chemists’ Association has said

Severe obesity hits record high in 10-11 year olds

Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds has reached a record high, according to figures from the National Child Measurement Programme

Category M reimbursement prices to rise by £15m from August

PSNC has described the decision to suspend the category M clawback as "very positive" and a sign of a good working relationship with DHSC

Community pharmacists under “enormous pressure” says PSNC

Contractors face enormous and unreasonable pressure due to supply and pricing issues, PSNC says, as the latest price concessions are announced

DHSC to exercise powers to control cost of specials

A series of recent articles claim the NHS is spending as much as £30 million a year paying high prices for unlicensed medicines available cheaply elsewhere

Personal health budgets to be extended

The DHSC is consulting on proposals to give more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

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