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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

The future is services, says PSNC in new video

The changing NHS landscape presents opportunities for community pharmacy but the sector will need to adapt, PSNC has said in a new video animation

Exclusive: Vaccination claims ‘to follow US growth trends’

The PDA said it expects civil claims against pharmacists over immunisations to follow a “very similar” growth trend to the US

DHSC grants record concessions amid shortages

March 2019 saw the Department of Health and Social Care grant a record amount of medicine price concessions

“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

Seema Kennedy appointed new pharmacy minister

South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has been appointed as the new minister for public health and primary care

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

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