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Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

GP DMIRS could send 20m patients to community pharmacy

A patient referral model could lead to 20.4m GP consultations being transferred to community pharmacy.

NHS publishes PCN guide for community pharmacy

Pharmacies should agree ways of working with primary care networks, NHS England has said.

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.

CCG mergers gather pace

Four CCGs – South Worcestershire, Redditch & Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest, and Herefordshire - are planning to merge by April next year.

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

NHSE: Community pharmacists to be ‘upskilled’

Community pharmacists are to be ‘upskilled’ to handle more patients who might otherwise visit GP surgeries or A&E departments, NHS England has revealed

Inhalers and antidepressants most common NUMSAS items

The number of referrals made through the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) has more than doubled in the past year

Three NHS prescriptions for CBD, says Kennedy

Three prescriptions for cannabis products were dispensed in primary care in January and February of this year, pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said

Trumpesque goings-on at NHS England conference

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine This month’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s conference had an interesting and forward-looking programme. Exploring the role of pharmacy in the NHS Long Term Plan, there were sessions on using data to improve care quality, pharmacogenomics and wellness through social prescribing. Exactly the sort of progressive agenda that community pharmacists are forever being urged to engage with and, as such, highly relevant to our readership. We would like to tell you more – but unfortunately we can’t.

Care home pharmacists deployed in ‘army of experts’

NHS England is to recruit 200 ‘clinical pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians to an “army of experts” tasked with reducing unnecessary medication

New guidance on data sharing between care settings

Newly published data sharing guidance is aimed at improving standards of safety when transferring patients between primary and secondary care

Getting behind the stats on cancer

Cancer diagnoses have increased more rapidly (30 per cent) than deaths (seven per cent), which suggests that survival is improving

NHS England: £100m OTC savings are a “long-term” goal

NHS England has told Pharmacy Magazine it “did not claim that it would save £100m in the first year” after introducing OTC prescription guidance

Pharmacy minister reveals shortfall in OTC prescription savings

Savings from NHS England’s OTC prescription guidance appear to be falling far short of an expected target of up to £100m each year

Let’s all build on partnerships

By NPA head of communications Stephen Fishwick The road to success is rarely one taken alone. That is why the vast majority of independent pharmacies choose to be members of the National Pharmacy Association. For nearly 100 years, we have brought community pharmacists together, to pool resources, learn from each other and move forwards together. In tough times the sector needs to stick together to develop solutions that benefit everyone and underpin progress at scale. That’s why we’ve chosen Forwards in Partnership as the theme for our national conference in Manchester on June 20. The conference is a collaboration between the NPA and Pharmacy Magazine, so the idea of partnership is at the very heart of arrangements.

“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

NHS England director to speak at NPA conference

NHS England’s director responsible for community pharmacy, Ed Waller, will be among the keynote speakers

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