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Pharma companies accused of breaking competition law

Four pharmaceutical companies have provisionally been found to have broken competition law.

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

Govt won’t ease non-EU pharmacist hiring rules

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided not to add pharmacists to a list of occupations eligible for relaxed rules around hiring non-EU workers

NPA chair steps aside amid CMA allegations

Nitin Sodha is stepping aside immediately while the CMA investigates allegations of collusion against Lexon UK, a company of which he is a director

Community spirit strong in Wales

Communities across Wales have a special affection for their local pharmacies, says NPA relationship manager for Wales Steve Simmonds

NPA: Self-checking still posing risk to patients

Pharmacists having to check their own prescriptions continues to lead to patient safety incidents, the National Pharmacy Association has reported

Scotland funding package “not quite” what CPS hoped for

A 2019-20 financial package for pharmacy in Scotland with a £2.6m uplift from last year is “not quite” what CPS hoped for due to “one outstanding issue”

“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

The digital revolution heading your way

An increased focus on health technology will change the way pharmacists work. The question is – how quickly?

Countdown continues to NPA-Pharmacy Magazine joint conference

Health secretary Matt Hancock and NHS England’s director responsible for community pharmacy, Ed Waller, are among the headline speakers at June conference

“Misunderstanding” on remote supervision says Government

Pharmacist Mariam Ahmed’s petition has received over 10,000 signatures, thereby requiring a Government response

Matt Hancock keynote speaker at NPA conference

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, is the headline speaker at a major national conference

GPhC: FTP rise may not be linked to staffing

PM asked the GPhC to comment on whether staffing levels could be contributing to a spike in FTP concerns

NPA view: Medicines costs having “critical” impact

Many NPA members are paying out more in bills to wholesalers than they are being reimbursed by the NHS

GP pharmacists not the only answer, MPs told

Policy makers need to look to the innovative potential of community pharmacy to solve the NHS access crisis

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

Pharmacists are advised that despite early glitches most medicine packs with FMD safety features may be dispensed

Pharmacies “must work towards” FMD by February 9

Regulators are expected to be “pragmatic” about enforcement, according to the FMD Working Group 

NHS plan: more detail needed

By Gareth Jones, NPA head of corporate affairs “I’ve just seen this NHS plan... and we’re not in it,” is how one NPA member reacted when the 10-year plan was published. While it is true there are few references to community pharmacy specifically, there is a lot about community-based services, medicines, workforce, urgent care and prevention, which are all areas inherently in our sector’s sphere of interest.

Fresh call from NPA for law change after May’s Brexit defeat

The NPA reinforced its message that laws should be changed to allow pharmacies to share medicines 

FMD is almost here. Are you ready?

Pharmacies not yet compliant with the Falsified Medicines Directive still have time – but the clock is ticking...

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