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Funding settlement is a leap of faith

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine Is the new contractual framework in England a good deal or a bad one for community pharmacy? Rather like Orthrus, the two-headed dog in Greek mythology with each head pointing in a different direction, there are two diametrically opposed views on this. Both are represented in this issue, from “total disaster” on the one hand to “best hope of changing our fortunes” on the other.

Register with MYS to claim PQS payments, says PSNC

Community pharmacy contractors in England are being told by PSNC that they need to register for the MYS application.

May Bank Holiday rescheduled in 2020

The Government has announced that it is pushing back next year's early May Bank Holiday to Friday, May 8 2020.

DHSC recategorises melatonin

PSNC is warning that payment for July prescriptions will reflect the new categorisation, not the information published in the July Drug Tariff.

Flu vaccine for under-65s to be delayed, says NHS

Community pharmacies may be affected by delayed supplies of one of the recommended flu vaccines.

New contract: services pave way to clinical future

The new contractual framework will considerably expand clinical services from pharmacies over the next five years.

“A curate’s egg” - responses to funding deal come in

Community pharmacy's unprecedented five-year funding deal has been met with a range of responses.

Clinical services centre stage in landmark 5-year funding deal

Community pharmacy has its first multi-year funding settlement, but funding is fixed at current levels of £2.592bn per year.  

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

PSNC appoints former senior civil servant as new chair

The PSNC has appointed Sue Killen, the former chief executive of St John Ambulance, as its new chair.

Cat M prices to increase from August

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

Regulations introduce SSPs into terms of service

Amendments to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 have been laid before Parliament

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

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.

Phenytoin 50mg Infatabs “unavailable,” warns PSNC

The PSNC has warned contractors that Pfizer's licensed phenytoin 50mg Infatabs is unavailable.

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

Generics company has manufacturing licence restored

Generic medicines manufacturer Bristol Laboratories has had its good manufacturing practice (GMP) status restored, the company announced last week

PSNC and BMA publish guide to community pharmacy

PSNC and the BMA have published a guide for GPs on how community pharmacy works, with the aim of facilitating collaborative work between the sectors

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