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CCA writes to MPs to defend shortage powers

Pharmacists are trained professionals and will uphold patient safety if required to follow SSPs, the CCA said

Steve Brine resigns as pharmacy minister to back Brexit motion

Mr Brine resigned to vote against the Government on Brexit, leaving the future of pharmacy contract talks unclear

MPs vote in favour of shortage protocols

SSPs will help highly skilled pharmacists to ensure continued medicine supply in the event of shortages, MPs heard

Category M boost as interim settlement announced

The global sum for community pharmacy in England and the Single Activity Fee are to remain at current levels

GP workload crisis: Increasing numbers looking to quit

A survey of 929 GPs has found that over 40 per cent intend to quit the profession within five years

DHSC: 7,500 medicines have touchpoint with EU

7,000 POM and P medicines and 500 GSLs come from or via Europe, health minister Stephen Hammond said

New resources on LASA medicines

There are new resources to help pharmacy teams with discussions around look-alike sound-alike (LASA) errors

Prescription charge rises to £9.00

Primary care “must play its part” in NHS savings and the cost hike is part of this programme, the Government says

PSNC: Primary care network engagement a priority

The negotiator told Pharmacy Magazine it is “currently considering” what form this engagement might take

Judicial review threats for serious shortage protocols

A campaigning group is demanding the DHSC repeals SSP regulations and holds a full 12-week consultation

PSNC “preparing” for interim funding contract

There must be interim funding arrangements for the sector before more comprehensive talks can be held

Mixed response to GP five-year contract from pharmacy profession

Some said the plan represents an opportunity while other warned it was not sufficiently clear on community pharmacy’s role

Pharmacies “must work towards” FMD by February 9

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

NHS App being rolled out but most functions on hold

PSNC is encouraging pharmacy teams to get to grips with the app, which will allow patients to manage repeat prescriptions

£20-a-dose flu jab off the table for 2019-20

Costing the NHS £20 per dose, TIV-HD is more than twice as expensive as the next most costly licensed vaccine

Check you meet NHSmail gateway criteria...

 A new PSNC briefing looks at how to meet the NHSmail gateway criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Brexit has put contract talks on ice, PSNC confirms

The PSNC announcement came the morning after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat

Action taken to prevent medicine price hikes, Hancock says in Brexit Q&A

Hancock was presented with concerns about the possibility of “soaring costs” in the event of a no deal Brexit

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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