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Pharmacy and GP vaccination sites get extra £20m

Funding will allow sites to draw down additional staff as effort focusses on bringing forward second jabs.

Question mark over pharmacy early payment scheme

The future of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme is “under consideration,” the PSNC has said.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Funding 'urgently' needed for pharmacy education and training

RPS president Sandra Gidley said more funding for the eduction and training of pharmacists will support their “enhanced clinical role.”  

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

We can reach into communities to boost jab uptake

Pharmacies are vital in the battle to beat Covid so it is exasperating that we are still having to argue for fair funding, says NPA board member Reena Barai.

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

Sunak’s budget was a blow to pharmacies

Hands up those who were surprised pharmacy funding wasn’t even mentioned in the Chancellor’s budget. What options are left to the sector, asks PM’s deputy editor Arthur Walsh 

MP ‘disappointed’ by budget’s pharmacy snub

A Labour MP has told the commons he was “disappointed” that last week’s budget statement did not offer any financial relief to pharmacies.

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.

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