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End funding austerity, Rowlands tells Government

Rowlands Pharmacy has added its voice to pressure on the government to write off £370 million in loans.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

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...

NPA to give 'hard-hitting' response to Covid inquiry

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette says his organisation will give a 'hard-hitting' response to a Covid-19 inquiry. 

Pharmacy conducts 1m consultations a week but more evidence needed

A report published by the PSNC today shows pharmacies in England carry out one million consultations each week.

PSNC asks government for 'urgent uplift' in pharmacy funding

The PSNC says it has asked health minister Jo Churchill for “an urgent uplift” in funding for pharmacy.

Government 'must involve pharmacy in winter season planning'

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to ensure pharmacies are involved in its preparations for the winter. 

RPS urges ministers to ensure pharmacy has big obesity role

The RPS says the government’s strategy on tackling obesity will succeed if community pharmacies play a key role.

RPS slams government 'sidestepping' pharmacist pay rise

RPS president Sandra Gidley criticised the government for sidelining pharmacists from its public sector pay rise plans.

£370m advance 'nowhere near enough' says Lord Grade

Lord Grade has criticised the government over the £370 million in advance funding it handed to community pharmacies during the pandemic. 

A further £20m cash advance for English pharmacies

Contractors are to receive a further £20 million cash advance at the end of June, bringing the total cash injections from Government to £370m.

PSNC launches audit to bolster government funding talks

PSNC has launched an audit to record data on the advice and support community pharmacies in England give patients.

£300m Covid-19 downpayment for pharmacies ‘not new money’

The Government has signed off on £300 million in advance funding for community pharmacies in England over the next two months.

PSNC: Services suspended to aid COVID-19 response

PQS is to be postponed for at least three months in order to release £18.75m for community pharmacies’ COVID-19 response.

Pharmacists ‘not protected’ against COVID-19, fear closures

Pharmacists have been critical of the response from the government to the coronavirus epidemic.

Numark warns of COVID-19 funding 'crisis'

Numark urges the government to support pharmacies fighting coronavirus by dipping into £12 billion it has committed to the NHS.  

‘We are guinea pigs’ – pharmacists’ COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

Prescription charge to increase from April 1

The DHSC has announced the prescription charge in England will increase from April 1.

Pharmacists to strike as funding pressures 'reach end game’

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland last night voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

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