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Health bodies call for primary care to be recognised in new Integrated Care Systems

PSNC has joined other healthcare bodies in calling for primary care professionals to be properly recognised within the new Integrated Care Systems (ICS). The government’s Health and Care Bill – which will make ICSs legal entities – is currently making its way through Parliament. The legislation will allow for a shift in responsibility for managing...

By |July 15th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Health bodies call for primary care to be recognised in new Integrated Care Systems

Sajid Javid becomes new Health Secretary

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care following the resignation of Matt Hancock. Mr Javid has been the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, in Worcestershire, since 2010. He has previous Cabinet experience, having served as Home Secretary from April 2018 – July 2019, then as Chancellor of the Exchequer until February 2020. PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes said: “PSNC...

By |June 28th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Sajid Javid becomes new Health Secretary

PSNC and MPs continue to highlight the value of pharmacy

PSNC is continuing its work to demonstrate the value of pharmacy to MPs. Recently there has been further recognition from MPs for all the work community pharmacies are doing to support patients and the wider NHS, as well as the pressures facing the pharmacy workforce.  Minister confirms over five million COVID-19 vaccinations administered by pharmacy...

By |June 9th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC and MPs continue to highlight the value of pharmacy

Briefing MPs on the C-19 LFD distribution service 

As part of PSNC’s ongoing work to keep MPs briefed about the value of community pharmacies, we are now highlighting to them some key information about the COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) distribution service, known informally as ‘Pharmacy Collect’.  The service forms part of the Government’s pledge to give everyone in England access to twice-weekly COVID-19...

By |May 14th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Briefing MPs on the C-19 LFD distribution service 

MPs back pharmacy and call for more financial support in debate

MPs from across all political parties expressed their support and appreciation for community pharmacies yesterday (11 March), during a Westminster Hall debate on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.   Jackie Doyle-Price, Conservative MP for Thurrock and Chair of the All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) led the debate, which was attended by MPs across multiple political parties, all of whom...

By |March 12th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on MPs back pharmacy and call for more financial support in debate