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NHS forced to pay pharmacy advances as bank collapses

NHS BSA is in talks with the Government to protect the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme as finance company Greensill faces collapse. 

Pharmacy contract must be redrawn says AIMp chief

The five-year contract for pharmacies in England must be redrawn to give the sector a stronger footing within the NHS, says AIMp chief Hannbeck.

Morrisons won’t ‘block’ £500 payments for pharmacists after row

Morrisons has confirmed it will allow its pharmacists working in Scotland to access a £500 Government payment after managers refused this. 

£80 million funding for drug treatment services

Local authorities get funding to improve access drug treatment services and to expand naloxone and needle and syringe programmes

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

PSNC 'forced' to go public on 'irritating' DH negotiations

Negotiator forced to air grievances in public due to the unwillingness of policy makers to engage on key issues, says Simon Dukes.

More money for GPs as 2021/22 contract details revealed

Funding increases for GP practices and PCNs have been agreed as details of the GP contract for 2021-22 were unveiled last week.

GPs bypassing consultation service, PSNC reports

The PSNC has said it is concerned that some general practice teams are referring patients to pharmacies “informally”.

“That was the year that was”

By Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas Can you remember those heady, far-off days of early March 2020 BC (Before Coronavirus)? The world seemed a simpler place back then before pharmacies across the land were suddenly hit by a deluge of requests for masks, paracetamol and hand sanitiser, and the wheels nearly came off. Except they didn’t. As the health service threatened to crumble around them, community pharmacy teams held their nerve and under relentless pressure kept their doors open for patients. It was humbling to witness and, for us, the stand-out story of an extraordinary year. Pharmacy delivered – as it always does – but at what cost, asks PM editor Richard Thomas

Pharmacy minister describes 'tough' funding talks

Jo Churchill has confirmed the Government is considering additional funding to meet the costs incurred by community pharmacy during the pandemic.

Scottish Government pays pharmacies £4.5m for staffing costs

Pharmacies in Scotland are to receive a financial support payment for staffing costs between May and June of this year.

PSNC clarifies DH comments on Covid-19 payments

The PSNC has issued a clarification concerning comments made by a Department of Health spokesperson on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies.

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 6/11/20

This week's podcast pores over all the current big issues in pharmacy including calls for EHC to be made GSL, another own goal for NHSE in its relations with the pharmacy press, good week for Mark Lyonette and Andrew Lane of the NPA, bad week for GPhC over its fitness to practise processes – plus pharmacy technicians, patient safety reporting, Covid testing (again), the US presidential election (again) and lots more.

Pharmacy Magazine: In Conversation With - Mark Lyonette

In the latest in our In Conversion With podcast series Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas talks to NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette about pharmacy's continuing fight for proper recognition and its funding struggles, both severely exacerbated by the Covid crisis.

Opinion: Pay pharmacy what it deserves for flu jabs

When you compare the fee community pharmacy is being paid for flu jabs with  ‘Eat Out to Help Out’, you can’t help but wonder whether the Government has got its priorities right...

Scottish contractors get Drug Tariff uplift for April-June

Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland are to receive an additional payment for items dispensed in April, May and June.

Rowlands’ losses more than double ‘due to Category M changes’

Rowlands attributes a £71.3m financial loss to Government decisions including changes to Category M reimbursement prices. 

Hancock to ‘drive money towards pharmacy’

Hancock plans to “drive money towards pharmacy” from a growing NHS budget, on the condition they provide “more NHS services”.

PSNC Dukes: ‘We’re not the rolling over committee’

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said the negotiator will be prepared to walk away from any inadequate funding deal proposed by the Government.

Most pharmacies to be loss-making within four years

Three quarters of English pharmacies are on course to be loss-making in four years unless the sector receives an urgent funding boost, a report finds.

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