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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.

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

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.

No PCN funding “earmarked for pharmacy”

No portion of PCN funding has been “earmarked exclusively for pharmacy,” says the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer.

NPA chief: We face “uncontrolled” pharmacy closures

Mr Lyonette warned of “uncontrolled and unpredictable” pharmacy closures if funding continuously fails to cover increasing costs and workload

Wales to invest £100k in minor ailments training

Vaughan Gething has today announced a £100,000 funding package to provide 50 pharmacists with specialist minor ailments training

“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

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

PSNC “preparing” for interim funding contract

There must be interim funding arrangements for the sector before more comprehensive talks can be held

Invest in community pharmacy, says Health Secretary

Investment in community pharmacy will be part of measures for primary care “so people don’t need to go to hospital,” the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has said

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

Scotland contractors get 3.6 per cent funding boost

The global sum for pharmacy contractors in Scotland will increase by £2.6 million for 2018/19 to £180.96 million

Cuts hit LloydsPharmacy parent company

Celesio, owner of LloydsPharmacy and AAH Pharmaceuticals, has said its revenue is being hit by factors including community pharmacy funding cuts in the UK

Pharmacy professionals devise cuts strategy

Start engaging with today's challenges, Alphega members urged colleagues at a recent workshop

It’s a disease, not a fad!

By Ross Ferguson. We all know that the NHS is in dire straits and having to make tough decisions. But the fact that around 40 per cent of CCGs have now withdrawn funding for one of the few things that actually help people with an autoimmune disease with a prevalence of 1 per cent is a national scandal. Not only that, but what have they replaced it with? Absolutely nothing. And worse, the NHS is now threatening to completely remove funding altogether.

No plans to cut pharmacy funding in Wales

There are currently no plans to reduce investment in community pharmacy in Wales, minister says



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