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Simon Dukes

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Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

Govt has not planned for closures despite ‘obsession’ says PSNC Dukes

“It is to us as a sector” to discuss issues like consolidation and the Pharmacy Access Scheme, he argued.

PSNC: ‘Transitional payments’ linked to item numbers

The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.

PSNC to assess contractor support through independent review

PSNC wants an independent review to determine how effectively it and LPCs are working for contractors.

PSNC's Simon Dukes to kick off Pharmacy Show 2019

Pharmacy Magazine is the editorial partner for the Keynote Theatre, which will see a host of talks on the most critical issues facing the sector.

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.  

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.

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.

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

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

“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

FMD funding tabled for 2019-20 contract negotiations

Negotiations between PSNC and the Government on the issue of whether pharmacists will receive funding for implementing the FMD will form part of the 2019-20 contract discussions, CEO Simon Dukes said

PSNC Dukes: Better pharmacy contract “an absolute priority”

Formal negotiations for the 2019-20 community pharmacy contract began in recent weeks, Mr Dukes said, adding that PSNC “will do absolutely everything we can to get the best deal for community pharmacy”

Interview: PSNC's Simon Dukes

Simon Dukes has taken on the toughest job in UK pharmacy and he’s going to need all his experience to sort out the mess



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